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Spiritual Communion when you can’t go to Mass

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Spiritual Communion: Pray here when you can’t go to Mass during the COVID-19 Plague

How to use this page to receive Jesus in a Spiritual Communion

The view above is a live streaming video of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. You are seeing Jesus himself.

During the coronavirus pandemic, as we are forced to isolate ourselves and avoid personal contact with those around us, use this page to connect with others in the Good News Ministries community. Post your prayer requests in the comments box below; they will be shared with our world-wide Prayer Network.

Here’s how to make a ‘Spiritual Communion’ when unable to participate in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. It may be adapted for personal and family use.

  1. Gather with others in your household and begin a time of prayer with the Sign of the Cross.
  2. Open gnm.org/good-news-reflections and read the scriptures for today, then read the reflection. If you’re doing this as a family or small group, spend 10 or 15 minutes discussing what it means to each of you personally.
  3. Share prayer intentions quietly or aloud. Include a prayer for all those who are suffering from the coronavirus, those who serve them, and those who are researching for a cure. Pray also for the souls of those who have died from it.
  4. Pray the Lord’s Prayer.
  5. Pray The Act of Spiritual Communion (below).
  6. Close with the sign of the cross.

The Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.
Amen.


To spend time in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, continue with the following prayers.

Adoration Prayer Before The Blessed Sacrament
By Saint Maria Faustina

I adore You, Lord and Creator, hidden in the Most Blessed Sacrament. I adore You for all the works of Your hands, that reveal to me so much wisdom, goodness and mercy, O Lord. You have spread so much beauty over the earth and it tells me about Your beauty, even though these beautiful things are but a faint reflection of You, incomprehensible Beauty. And although You have hidden Yourself and concealed Your beauty, my eye, enlightened by faith, reaches You and my soul recognizes its Creator, its Highest Good, and my heart is completely immersed in prayer of adoration.

My Lord and Creator, Your goodness encourages me to converse with You. Your mercy abolishes the chasm which separates the Creator from the creature. To converse with You, O Lord, is the delight of my heart. In You I find everything that my heart could desire. Here, Your light illumines my mind, enabling it to know You more and more deeply. Here streams of graces flow down upon my heart. Here my soul draws eternal life. O my Lord and Creator, You alone, beyond all these gifts, give Your own self to me and unite Yourself intimately with Your miserable creature.

O Christ, let my greatest delight be to see You loved and Your praise and glory proclaimed, especially the honor of Your mercy. O Christ, let me glorify Your goodness and mercy to the last moment of my life, with every drop of my blood and every beat of my heart. Would that I be transformed into a hymn of adoration of You. When I find myself on my deathbed, may the last beat of my heart be a loving hymn glorifying Your unfathomable mercy. Amen.

The Divine Praises

Blessed be God.
Blessed be His Holy Name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true man.
Blessed be the Name of Jesus.
Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart.
Blessed be His Most Precious Blood.
Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.
Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.
Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception.
Blessed be her glorious Assumption.
Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in His angels and in His Saints.

May the heart of Jesus, in the Most Blessed Sacrament, be praised, adored, and loved with grateful affection, at every moment, in all the tabernacles of the world, even to the end of time. Amen.

O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly. I offer You the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg the conversion of poor sinners.


The next prayers can be found in the Manual of Indulgences for those who make “an act of spiritual communion”. They are prayers of thanksgiving in the Roman Missal. The Manual of Indulgences indicates that a partial indulgence is granted to the faithful who recite one of these prayers.

Prayer to the Most Holy Redeemer (Anima Christi)

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, embolden me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O good Jesus, hear me.
Within Your wounds hide me.
Never permit me to be parted from You.
From the evil Enemy defend me.
In the hour of my death call me.
and bid me come to You,
that with your Saints I may praise You
for age upon age.
Amen.

Prayer to our Lord Jesus Christ Crucified

Behold, O good and loving Jesus, that I cast myself on my knees before you and, with the greatest fervor of spirit, I pray and beseech you to instill into my heart ardent sentiments of faith, hope and charity, with true repentance for my sins and a most firm purpose of amendment. With deep affection and sorrow I ponder intimately and contemplate in my mind your five wounds, having before my eyes what the prophet David had already put in your mouth about yourself, O good Jesus: They have pierced my hands and my feet; they have numbered all my bones (Ps. 21: 17-18).

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  1. Celeste Creighton

    Please pray for my daughter and granchildren to come back to church to come thru this bad situation. For my daughter to find a good husband and for her health. For me to come make it thru this also and have good finances. For our pope and all clergy. For the whole world to come back to God that has been so much offended. For all the sick and those who have died to rest in peace. For the scientists to come up with a vaccine soon. For all the souls of purgatory. Amen.

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  2. Sekhonyana Mahase

    Let us pray for the peace of the world, for the increased faith, penance of the human kind, for the mercy of God to help doctors to find a cure for all deadly diseases including the present Coronavirus pandemic.

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  3. Ota

    Dear all,
    please pray our priests in our parish, we hope they were more faithful in their calling. Please pray for me, to get the strength to face temptation like a bad habit, and can live in purity, and please pray for my parents, I hope God bless us and give them good health. Please pray for me, I hope God heals my hurt past moment. Please pray for Indonesia, God Bless this country.

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