Our Morning Offering – 12 August – Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B
Your Sacred Table
A Prayer Before Holy Mass and Communion
By Saint Francis de Sales (1567-1622) Doctor of the Church
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.