Act of Spiritual Communion


It has long been a Catholic understanding that when circumstances prevent one from receiving Holy Communion, it is possible to make an Act of Spiritual Communion which is a source of grace. Spiritual Communion means uniting one’s self in prayer with Christ’s sacrifice and worshiping Him in His Body and Blood. 

 

An Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus,

I believe that You

are in the Blessed Sacrament.

I love You above all things,

and I long for You in my soul.

Since I cannot now receive You

sacramentally, come at least

spiritually into my heart.

As though You have already

come, I embrace You and unite

myself entirely to You;

never permit me to be separated from You.

Amen.