Prayer

Prayer After Communion – 6 Prayers We Recommend for Grace and Protection

Receiving Holy Communion is a profound moment every week for Catholics, it’s a time when we are united with our Lord Jesus Christ in an intimate way. Prayer after communion is an important time for Catholics. Many Catholics turn to …

Receiving Holy Communion is a profound moment every week for Catholics, it’s a time when we are united with our Lord Jesus Christ in an intimate way. Prayer after communion is an important time for Catholics. Many Catholics turn to specific prayers to express their gratitude, deepen their communion with God, and seek His continued grace and protection.

These prayers, rooted in the rich tradition of the Catholic Church, provide a structured way to reflect on the mystery of the holy Eucharist and to maintain the spiritual benefits received through this sacrament.

In this article, we present a collection of after Communion prayers cherished by Catholics throughout the centuries. From the heartfelt thanksgiving of St. Thomas Aquinas to the deeply personal petition of St. Ignatius of Loyola’s Anima Christi, each prayer offers a unique way to connect with God after receiving the Eucharist.

By incorporating these prayers into your spiritual practice, you can enrich your after Communion prayer experience and grow closer to Christ in your daily life.

St. Thomas Aquinas Prayer After Communion

St. Thomas Aquinas Prayer After Communion

I thank You, Lord, Almighty Father, Everlasting God, for having been pleased, through no merit of mine, but of Your great mercy alone, to feed me, a sinner, and Your unworthy servant, with the precious Body and Blood of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.

I pray that this Holy Communion may not be for my judgment and condemnation, but for my pardon and salvation. Let this Holy Communion be to me an armor of faith and a shield of good will, a cleansing of all vices, and a rooting out of all evil desires. May it increase love and patience, humility and obedience, and all virtues. May it be a firm defense against the evil designs of all my visible and invisible enemies, a perfect quieting of all the desires of soul and body. May this Holy Communion bring about a perfect union with You, the one true God, and at last enable me to reach eternal bliss when You will call me.

I pray that You bring me, a sinner, to the indescribable Feast where You, with Your Son and the Holy Spirit, are to Your saints true light, full blessedness, everlasting joy, and perfect happiness. Through the same Christ our Lord.

Amen.

The Anima Christi Prayer by St. Ignatius of Loyola

The Anima Christi Prayer by St. Ignatius of Loyola

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.

Body of Christ, save me.

Blood of Christ, inebriate me.

Water from the side of Christ, wash me.

Passion of Christ, strengthen me.

O good Jesus, hear me.

Within Thy wounds hide me.

Separated from Thee let me never be.

From the malignant enemy, defend me.

At the hour of death, call me.

And close to Thee bid me. That with Thy saints I may be Praising Thee, forever and ever.

Amen.

The Divine Praises

Blessed be God.

Blessed be His Holy Name.

Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true Man.

Blessed be the Name of Jesus.

Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart.

Blessed be His Most Precious Blood.

Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.

Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.

Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most Holy.

Blessed be her Holy and Immaculate Conception.

Blessed be her Glorious Assumption.

Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.

Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse.

Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints.

Prayer to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament by St. Alphonsus Ligouri

Prayer to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament by St. Alphonsus Ligouri

O My Lord Jesus Christ, who for the love YOU bear mankind, remain night and day in this Blessed Sacrament, all full of tenderness and love, expecting, inviting and receiving all those who come to visit You, I believe that You are present in the Sacrament of the altar;

I adore You from the depths of my own nothingness and thank You for all favors You have bestowed upon me, especially for having given me Yourself in this Sacrament, and Your most holy Mother Mary as my advocate, and for having called me to visit You in this church.

I pay my homage this day to Your most loving Heart, and this I intend to do for three intentions:

first, in thanksgiving for this great gift;

secondly, in reparation for all the insults You have received from Your enemies in this Sacrament;

thirdly, by this visit I intend to adore You in all places upon earth, where you are at least adored and most neglected in Your Sacrament.

My Jesus, I love You with my whole heart. I repent of having in the past so many times displeased Your infinite goodness. I propose with the help of Your grace never more to offend You in the future; and at this moment, wretched as I am, I consecrate myself wholly to You.

I give to You and utterly renounce my entire will, all my affections, all my desires, and all that I possess. From this day forth, do with me and with al that is mine whatever is pleasing in Your Will.

I recommend You the souls in Purgatory, especially those who were most devoted to this Blessed Sacrament, and to the Blessed Virgin Mary; I commend to You in like manner all poor sinners.

Finally, my dear Savior, I unite all my affections with those of Your most loving Heart, and thus united I offer them to Your eternal Father, and I pray Him in Your name graciously to accept and answer them for love of You. Amen!

Prayer of St. Faustina before the Blessed Sacrament

Jesus, I trust in You! Jesus, I trust in You! Jesus, I trust in You!

O Divine Ocean of Mercy, O God, who manifest Your infinite tenderness especially to sinners, to the weak and to those who suffer and are humbled, I come before You with trust and I implore Your mercy for myself—that my heart may be profoundly humbled—for all the poor sinners, for the afflicted, the dying, and the abandoned.

O Jesus, Friend to the lonely soul, longing for You’s companionship, I lay before Your throne of mercy my praise, my thanksgiving, my petitions, and my love.

I unite everything with the offering of Your Most Precious Body and Blood. O Merciful God, I cast all sinners into Your ocean of mercy, begging You to take pity on all the poor, abandoned, and sorrowful.

Abba, Eternal Father, look with mercy upon all the poor, suffering prisoners, the sick and the dying, the lepers and paralytics, and all who are poor or abandoned. Grant them Your consolation, light, strength and peace. Amen.

Act of Reparation to the Blessed Sacrament

Most Holy Trinity — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — I adore You profoundly.

I offer You the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges, and indifference by which He Himself is offended.

And through the infinite merits of His most Sacred Heart and those of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of You the conversion of poor sinners. Amen.