A prayer before receiving the Sacrament

Almighty Lord Jesus Christ,
as I come to Your holy table to refresh my spirit,
I pray You to make me, unworthy as I am,
worthy through Your grace;
impure as I am, to make me clean;
naked as I am to clothe me,
so that Your Body, so full of divine power,
and Your most precious Blood
may not become for me, Your servant,
the occasion for judgment or punishment,
but a memorial of the death You underwent for me,
a strengthening of my faith,
a proof of the taking away of my sins,
a bond of closer union with You,
an increase of holiness,
the basis of a glad resurrection,
and a pledge of everlasting life. Amen.

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