Silent Prayer at the Offertory during the Catholic Mass
Prayer at the Offertory
Accept, O holy Father, Almighty and Eternal God,
this unspotted Host,
which I, Thy unworthy servant, offer Thee,
my living and true God,
for my innumerable sins, offences, and negligences,
and for all here present,
and for all faithful Christians, living and dead;
that it may avail me and them to life everlasting.
We offer Thee, O Lord, the Chalice of salvation,
beseeching Thy clemency,
that it may ascend before Thy divine Majesty,
as a sweet perfume of our salvation,
and for that of the whole world.
Accept us, O Lord,
in the spirit of humility and a contrite heart:
and grant that the sacrifice which we offer this day in Thy sight,
may be pleasing to Thee, O Lord God.
We can silently pray this Prayer at the Offertory while the gifts of bread and wine are being brought up to the altar during Mass. We pray for God to not only cleanse us of our sins, but we also pray for all Christians, living and deceased, to have eternal life. We also humbly ask God to forgive us of our sins and ask that the offering we make may be pleasing to Him. This prayer is a beautiful prayer that reminds us that we are part of the universal Church, which includes people around the world as well as those who have gone before us in death. May we always remember to seek God with humble and contrite hearts.