Prayer at the Elevation of the Chalice
Prayer at the Elevation of the Chalice Mass Prayer
Most adorable Blood,
that washest away all our sins,
I adore thee;
could we return our life and blood for Thine,
O blessed Victim.
do Thou cleanse, sanctify, and preserve
our souls to eternal life.
Live, Jesus, in us,
and may we live in Thee.
Prayer at the Elevation of the Chalice is a prayer we can silently pray at Mass when the priest holds up the chalice with the Blood of Christ after it is consecrated. This is one of the highpoints of the Catholic Mass-the consecration. In this prayer, we adore Jesus and offer ourselves to Him as a sacrifice. We also ask Him to help us to gain eternal life, to live in us, and we ask Him to help us to live in Him. After Jesus’ sacrifice for us, this is a fitting prayer. We may pray it as a way to offer ourselves to Jesus in return.