Novena Day 8: THE EUCHARIST AND SPIRITUAL WORSHIP


Let us begin: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

O Lord Jesus Christ, You, who have given us Your precious Body and Blood to be our food and drink, grant that through frequent reception of You in the Holy Eucharist, I may be strengthened in mind and body to do Your holy will. Amen.

Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Cor 10:31).

The Lord Jesus, who became for us the food of truth and love, speaks of the gift of his life and assures us that "if anyone eats of this bread, he will live for ever" (Jn 6:51). This "eternal life" begins in us even now, thanks to the transformation brought about in us through the gift of the Eucharist: "He who eats me will live because of me" (Jn 6:57). By receiving the body and blood of Jesus Christ we become sharers in the divine life in an ever more adult and conscious way.


Saint Paul's writing to the Romans appeals to them to present their bodies “as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God,” which is their spiritual worship (Rom 12:1). This new way in which the early Christians began to worship, included and transfigured every aspect of their lives, so that, as Saint Paul says, whether they eat or drink or whatever they do, they need to do it all for the glory of God.

There is nothing authentically human – our thoughts, and affections, our words and deeds – that do not find in the Sacrament of the Eucharist the form it needs to be lived to the full. Worshipping God in this way becomes a new way of living our whole life where each particular moment is lifted up to God.

Jesus, I thank You for offering Yourself in thanksgiving to God for all His benefits, spiritual and temporal which He has bestowed upon me. In union with the offering of Yourself to the Father in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, I ask for this special favour


(Mention your petition here)

O Sacrament most Holy, O Sacrament Divine, all praise and all thanksgiving be every moment Thine. Pray one Our Father... one Hail Mary and one Glory Be, for the intentions of our Holy Father, Pope Francis.

Let us pray: O Jesus, since You have left us a remembrance of Your Passion in the Sacrament of the Eucharist, grant us, we pray, so to venerate the sacred mysteries of Your Body and Blood that we may always enjoy the fruits of Your Redemption, through Christ our Lord. Amen.


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