Traditional Prayers for Anglican Catholics

Act of Spiritual Communion

When attending the Eucharist of a Church
whose discipline does not yet allow us
to receive Holy Communion sacramentally

Lord Jesus,
I believe that you are in the Blessed Sacrament.
I love you above all things,
and I long for you in my soul.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
As though you have already come,
I embrace you and unite myself entirely to you.
Never permit me to be separated from you.

Lord Jesus, may we all be one
as you and Father are one,
so that the world may believe
the Father has sent you.

Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your apostles,
'I leave you peace; my peace I give you.'
Look not on our sins,
but on the faith of your Church;
and grant her the peace and unity
which is according to your will;
who live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.