Prayer Before Communion
“Your Sacred Table”
Divine Savior, we come to Your sacred table to nourish ourselves,
not with bread but with Yourself, true Bread of eternal life.
Help us daily to make a good and perfect meal of this divine food.
Let us be continually refreshed
by the perfume of Your kindness and goodness.
May the Holy Spirit fill us with His Love.
Meanwhile, let us prepare a place for this holy food
by emptying our hearts.
This prayer is by St. Francis de Sales
Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist. He comes to us and gives Himself entirely to us. It is good for us to prepare our hearts to receive Him by saying a prayer before Communion. We can pray a formal prayer like this one, or just speak our own sincere words to God in prayer.