At the Prayer Before Communion Catholic Mass Prayer
At the Prayer Before Communion
In saying to Thy Apostles:
“My peace I leave you, my peace I give you,”
Thou hast promised, O Lord, to all Thy Church,
that peace which the world cannot give;
peace with Thee, and peace with ourselves.
Let nothing, O Lord, ever interrupt this holy peace;
let nothing separate us from Thee,
to whom we heartily desire to be united,
through the blessed sacrament of peace and reconciliation.
Let this food of angels strengthen us in every Christian duty,
so as never more to yield under temptation,
or to fall into our common weaknesses.
Lord, I am not worthy Thou shouldst enter under my roof;
say only the word, and my soul shall be healed. [Three times.]
At the Prayer Before Communion is such a beautiful prayer. Before receiving Holy Communion at Mass, we ask God to fulfill His promise of peace, that we may have peace with Him and His peace with ourselves. We ask Him through the Blessed Sacrament to give us the strength to live good Christian lives and avoid temptation.
A Father Who Keeps His Promises: God’s Covenant Love in Scripture by Scott Hahn is a great resource to use to learn more about the love of God for us as revealed in Scripture.