Corpus Christi Novena

The Feast of Corpus Christi, or the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ celebrates the institution of the Sacrament of Holy Communion at the Last Supper. Christ’s Body and Blood in the Holy Communion are our true foods as Christians. They give us strength to live our lives in union with God and to do His holy will.

Last Supper

Corpus Christi Novena Prayers

Most Holy and Almighty God, we thank you and praise you for giving us the most precious body and blood of Your only son, Jesus Christ. Through the institution of the Sacrament of Holy Communion we are able to nourish our bodies and souls. We thank you for having made Yourself our food and for uniting us with You in this beautiful Sacrament. 

In receiving the body and blood of Jesus, we live in You and through You. We praise you for offering Yourself as a continual sacrifice to Your Eternal Father for our salvation. Although we are not worthy to receive You, You sacrifice Yourself for us daily. And so, we request your most Holy intercession:

(State your intentions here)

If it is Your holy Will, please grant our requests. 

Day 1: Most holy body and blood of Christ, grant us the sacred mysteries so that we may know the grace of Your Redemption.

Day 2: Most holy body and blood of Christ, give us the strength to approach and worship the throne of Your mercy.

Day 3: Most holy body and blood of Christ, You are the greatest gift from God and we praise you greatly.

Day 4: Most holy body and blood of Christ, may we receive a happy eternal life with You in heaven.

Day 5: Most holy body and blood of Christ, may we receive the grace of perseverance in Your love.

Day 6: Most holy body and blood of Christ, may we always remember your sorrowful Passion and sacrifice for us.

Day 7: Most holy body and blood of Christ, may we benefit spiritually and temporally when we consume the Eucharist.

Day 8: Most holy body and blood of Christ, live in our hearts and minds at all times.

Day 9: Most holy body and blood of Christ, may we share in the power of His Cross and Resurrection by celebrating the Eucharist.

Dear Lord Jesus, You made the ultimate sacrifice so that You could wash away the sins of the whole world. You have left us the great gift of your body and blood through the Holy Eucharist. We thank you and praise you every day for renewing in the daily sacrifice the actual sacrifice of the cross offered on Calvary, in which you gave divine justice and love for all of us sinners.

Glory be…

Amen.

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