Spiritual Communion Prayer – St John The Baptist Parish Ferntree Gully

How to make a Spiritual Communion when Mass is banned because of Covid-19 Coronavirus.

There is a long history of saints through the ages who have recommended this simple practice:

“If we are deprived of Sacramental Communion, let us replace it, as far as we can, by spiritual communion, which we can make every moment; for we ought to have always a burning desire to receive the good God,” said St. Jean-Marie Vianney.

 

St. Thomas Aquinas described Spiritual Communion as “an ardent desire to receive Jesus in the Holy Sacrament and a loving embrace as though we had already received Him.”

 

“When you do not receive communion and you do not attend Mass, you can make a spiritual communion, which is a most beneficial practice,”, “by it the love of God will be greatly impressed on you.”  St. Teresa of Jesus

Spiritual Communion Prayer

My Jesus,

I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I long for You in my soul. Since I cannot now receive You Sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though You have already come, I embrace You and unite myself entirely to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. 

Amen.