To the Blessed Sacrament
Say the preliminary prayer, MY LORD JESUS CHRIST, etc.
The sparrow hath found herself
a house, and the turtle a nest for
herself, where she may lay her young ones! Thy Altars, O Lord of
hosts, my King and my God.
lxxxiii. 4] The sparrow, says David, finds a dwelling
in houses; turtle-doves in nests: but Thou, my king and my God, hast
made Thyself a nest and found a dwelling on earth on our Altars, that
we might find Thee, and that Thou mightest dwell amongst us.
Lord, we cannot but say, that Thou art too much enamoured of men;
Thou no longer knowest what to do to gain their love. But do Thou, my
most amiable Jesus, give us the grace that we also may be passionately
enamoured of Thee. It would indeed be unreasonable were we cold in our
love towards a God Who loves us with such affection. Draw us to Thee by
the sweet attractions of Thy love; make us understand the endearing
claims which Thou hast on our love.
O infinite Majesty and infinite Goodness, Thou lovest men so much, Thou
hast done so much that Thou mightest be loved by
men: how is it, then, that amongst men there are so few who love Thee?
I will no longer be as I have hitherto been, of the unhappy number of
those ungrateful creatures: I am resolved to love Thee as much as I
can, and to love no other than Thee: Thou deservest it; Thou commandest
me with so much earnestness to do so, I am resolved to satisfy Thee.
Grant, O God of my soul, that I may fully satisfy Thee. I entreat
Thee to grant me this favor by the merits of Thy Passion, and I
confidently hope for it. Bestow the goods of the earth on those who
desire them; I desire and seek the great treasure of Thy love alone. I
love Thee, my Jesus; I love Thee, infinite Goodness. Thou art all my
riches, my whole satisfaction, my entire love.
. My Jesus, Thou hast given Thy whole self to
me; I give my whole self to Thee!
Then follows the SPIRITUAL
after which the visit should be paid to the ever-blessed
Mary, the Mother of God before her image:
Visit to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Click HERE.
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