Glory to you, O Christ, our Master and King, the pride of the apostles, the crown of the martyrs, the joy of the righteous, the firm foundation of the churches, and the forgiveness of sins!
How many times with your own hand have you held out to me your Body and your Blood, and I, though a miserable sinner, have received this Sacrament, and have tasted your love, so ineffable, so heavenly. Glory to you, O God, from age to age!
“Put not your trust in princes, nor in the sons of men, in whom there is no salvation… The Lord will reign forever, your God, O Zion, to all generations.” (Psalms of David)
“I entreat your benevolence, only wise and merciful Physician. Heal the wounds of my soul and enlighten the eyes of my mind, that I may understand my place in your eternal design. Inasmuch as my heart and mind have been disfigured, may the balm of your grace repair them.”
“In the morning are we filled with your mercy, Lord, and we rejoice in all our days. Let us delight even in the days that you make us lowly and for the years that we have seen evils. Let the light of the Lord our God be upon us, and the works of our hands may you guide aright.”
“O Lord, I pray to you: Have mercy on me. Spare me in my affliction and misery, and do not hide the way of salvation from me.”
Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the church of the faithful. Let every breath praise the Lord! (From the Psalms of David)
“Lord God, do not take me away while my mind is still bound by darkness. When you are pleased to end my life, give me warning that I may prepare my soul to come before you. Be with me, Lord, at that awesome hour and assure me by your grace of the joy of my salvation.”
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the Lord. (Psalm 4)
“Establish me on the path of your commandments, and until my last breath do not let me stray from the light of your precepts. May your commandments be the sole law of my being in this life and for all eternity.”