Traditional Prayers for Anglican Catholics

To Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament

Jesus, our Lord and our God,
Son of the Living God and Son of the Virgin Mary,
we believe that you are here, and we adore you.
Behind the whiteness of the Sacred Host,
we believe that you are present,
in all the perfection of your manhood and divinity,
and we adore you.
With all the angels of heaven,
with your holy Mother Mary, and with all your saints,
we kneel in humble adoration.

We come to you, dear Lord,
like the apostles, saying: "Increase our Faith."
Give us a firm and lively faith in your Real Presence.
Give us the faith of the beloved disciple
to recognize you and say, "It is the Lord."
Give us the faith of Peter
to confess you and say, "You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God!"
Give us the faith of Mary Magdalen
to fall at your feet crying "Rabboni, Master!"
Give us the faith of Thomas
who in the end believed and said, "My Lord and my God."

Give us the faith of all your saints
to whom this Blessed Sacrament was heaven on earth.
In every Communion, at every Mass,
at every visit to you in the Blessed Sacrament,
increase our faith, and inflame our hearts with love for you.

help us by your grace
always so to believe and understand,
to feel and firmly hold,
to speak and think of the exceeding Mystery of this Blessed Sacrament,
as shall be pleasing to you and profitable for our souls.
And may your priests continually offer the Holy Sacrifice
in the beauty of holiness,
and your people more and more with delight gather at your altars.

And grant us, Lord,
that, adoring and receiving you upon earth,
we may finally by your mercy
be admitted to the heavenly banquet,
where you, the Lamb in the midst of the throne,
in unveiled majesty,
are perfectly worshipped and glorified
by countless angels and saints for ever and ever. Amen.