Sunday, May 13, 2007

The Holy Eucharist--a Path to Prayer

I'm reading The Blessed Eucharist by Fr. Michael Muller, C.S.S.R. and it reminded me of something that I think, often gets lost in the irreverence that is so prevalent in today's Church and society.

Fr. Muller tells us that when we receive communion, Jesus is within us in a very special way. At that moment, it is especially efficacious, not only to praise God for the gift of Himself, but to put before Our Lord, any intentions that are especially pressing on your soul. Unburden yourself before the Lord because when you receive Him in the Holy Eucharist, it is a moment of intimacy unparalleled on this side of the great divide of death. Our Lord gave us Himself in the Holy Eucharist to fulfill his promise that

I am with you always,
even unto the end of time.
~Matthew 28:20


Anonymous said...

I always thought we were only allowed to thank Him. Hmm....

Staying in Balance said...

I do think I remember way back during elementary school that I was taught that after receiving the Holy Eucharist, that it was a special time for prayer.

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