Father of love, source of all blessings, you have led me throughout my life, and you lead me still. Thank you for your paternal care. Jesus, Son of God, you died for me on the cross to pay for my sins and manifest your unconditional love for me. Thank you for showing me the way home to the Father. Holy Spirit, sweet guest of the soul, you heal me and strengthen me and set me on fire from the most intimate depths of my soul. Thank you for your loving presence within me.
Jesus, help me to love your beatitudes and adopt them as my standard for life.
O Good Shepherd, True Bread,
O Jesus, have mercy on us:
feed us and protect us:
make us see good things
in the land of the living.
You who know all things
and can do all things
who feed us mortals here,
make us to be your guests there-
co-heirs and companions
of the heavenly citizens. Amen.
- Bone Pastor (from Lauda Sion, St. Thomas Aquinas