Prayer to Jesus, my Friend
(Suitable before or after Communion)
My loving Saviour, who hast deigned to be weak and infirm for my sake, give me a strong and generous love for Thee. By the gentle touch of Thy almighty grace, impart to my weak will a firm purpose to seek and serve Thee alone. Send forth, I pray Thee, Thy Holy Spirit upon me, that by a ray of His divine light, He may dispel the darkness of my soul. Come to me, O Jesus, in the sympathy of Thy Sacred Human Heart, and, dearest Lord, soothe the sorrow of my exile here.
Give me something of that peace and joy and sweetness of soul which Thy Holy Sacrament bestows so largely on all who seek Thee as the one true Friend.
First published in Ireland in 1929.