Prayers before the Blessed Sacrament, Lent 1

Blessed, praised, hallowed and adored, be Our Lord Jesus Christ on his throne of glory.

and in the most holy sacrament of the altar

Father, I abandon myself into your hands;
do with me what you will.
Whatever you may do, I thank you:
I am ready for all, I accept all.
Let only your will be done in me,
and in all Your creatures –
I wish no more than this, O Lord.

Into your hands I commend my soul;
I offer it to you with all the love of my heart,
for I love you Lord,
and so need to give myself,
to surrender myself into your hands,
without reserve,
and with boundless confidence,

For you are my Father.

Charles de Foucault, 20th Century

Image of God,
born of God’s breath.
Vessel of divine Love,
after his likeness.
Dwelling of God,
capacity for the infinite.
Eternally known,
chosen of God.
Home of the Infinite Majesty,
abiding in the Son.
Called from eternity,
life in the Lord.
Temple of the Holy Spirit,
branch of Christ.
Receptacle of the Most High,
wellspring of Living Water.
Heir of the kingdom,
the glory of God,
abode of the Trinity,
God sings this litany,
eternally in his Word.

This is who you are.

Anonymous Trappist

God to enfold me,
God to surround me,
God in my speaking,
God in my thinking.

God in my sleeping,
God in my waking,
God in my watching,
God in my hoping.

God in my life,
God in my lips,
God in my soul,
God in my heart.

God in my sufficing,
God in my slumber,
God in mine ever-living soul,
God in mine eternity.

You are the peace of all things calm
You are the place to hide from harm
You are the light that shines in dark
You are the heart’s eternal spark
You are the door that’s open wide
You are the guest who waits inside
You are the stranger at the door
You are the calling of the poor
You are my Lord and with me from ill
You are the light, the truth, the way
You are my Saviour this very day.

celtic oral tradition – 1st millennium

concludes with the Divine Praises