Prayer to the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus

Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, gracious companion of our exile, I adore Thee.

Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, lonely Heart, humiliated Heart, abandoned Heart, forgotten Heart, despised Heart, outraged Heart, Heart ignored by men, Heart which loves our own hearts; Heart pleading for our love, Heart so patient in waiting for us, Heart so eager  to listen to our prayers, Heart so anxious for our requests, Heart, unending source of new graces, Heart so silent, yet desiring to speak to souls, Heart, welcome refuge of the hidden life, Heart, teacher of the secrets of union with God, Heart of Him Who sleeps but watches always, Eucharistic Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.

Jesus Victim, I desire to comfort Thee; I unite myself to Thee; I offer myself in union with Thee.

I regard myself as nothing in Thy Presence. I long to forget myself in order to think only of Thee, to be despised and forgotten for love of Thee. I have no desire to be understood or loved by anyone but Thee.

I will keep silent in order to listen to Thee, and I will abandon myself in order to lose myself in Thee.

Grant that I may thus satisfy Thy thirst for my salvation, Thy burning thirst for my holiness, and that once purified I may give Thee a sincere and pure love. I am anxious not to tire Thee further with waiting: take me, I hand myself over to Thee. I give Thee all my actions, my mind to be enlightened, my heart to be directed, my will to be stabilized, my wretchedness to be relieved, my soul and body to be nourished by Thee.

Eucharistic Heart of my Savior, Whose Blood is the life of my soul, may I myself cease to live and Thou alone live in me. Amen.

(Indulgence 500 days. Brief, February 6, 1899, Leo XIII; Sacred Penitentiary Apostolic, November 8, 1934. Today the 500 days has been replaced by a partial indulgence, which no longer has a specific time associated with the indulgence).

Eucharistic Revival – Do Not Read This Free Book

I Thirst For Your Love  is a dangerous book – one that will have you looking at our Eucharistic Lord with different eyes and a more welcoming heart.

Be careful. You may not want to read this tome even though it has received the Seal of Approval from the Catholic Writers Guild.

Why? It can change your life. 

If you are willing to take a chance and cast spiritual caution to the wind click here and get a FREE PDF copy

Maybe the following comments from several readers might give you the courage to click that link:

    “[The author] has written a book full of little reminders as eye-opening as they are stimulating and, in some cases, conscience pricking. We are taken on a journey of considerations surrounding our behavior and attitudes toward Eucharistic Adoration and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass with the effect of stirring us to spend more time with Our Lord in Adoration and being more focused and attentive at Mass…I think this book needs to be promoted in every parish for the sake of evangelizing ourselves and others.” – Barb Schoeneberger, Catholic Blogger 

    “Tender, earnest, and heartfelt—I Thirst For Your Love is an excellent collection of beautiful poignant Eucharistic reflections. Author Michael Seagriff believes we have lost the sense of the Sacred and offers countless reasons for us to pause and ponder Jesus’ Sacred thirst for our love. I highly recommend this book.” – Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle, Author, Speaker and ETWN Host.

    “As I was reading [this book] I just kept thinking how urgent is this message. You say it with clarity and charity. Anyone reading this book will not be able to resist the ‘wooing’ of our Saviour to His wounded heart. As a woman, the holy gift of my receptivity resides and is invigorated by His Eucharistic presence. Jesus in the tabernacle is our only hope, quenching His thirst our single aim.” – Anne Costa, Author and Catholic Radio Host.

    “If you have ever wanted to know more about Our Lord Jesus Christ exposed in a monstrance, and referred to as Our Blessed Sacrament, then this book is for you. Michael Seagriff does an excellent job at helping you to understand that it is truly Jesus Christ, Himself, contained in the monstrance, exposed during Adoration. Michael helps the reader to understand why we should be more reverent to the Blessed Sacrament. He also provides suggestions on how we can be more reverent when in Church. The messages from Jesus, contained in this book, taken from In Sinu Iesu (The Journal of a Priest) were beyond powerful. When reading them, I felt like Jesus was talking directly to my heart about what it means to Him to have someone visit with Him in Church. I highly recommend taking this book to Adoration and reading it in Christ’s Presence. The prayers in the Appendices can be recited over and over, at each visit. This book is a gem!” – Virginia Lieto, Author and Catholic Blogger

    “This book is a wake up call to adore God, truly present in the Holy Eucharist and to expand Eucharistic adoration in parishes!  This book inspires greater reverence and respect for Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament!  It is well written and thoughtful!”  (where you can obtain information or assistance starting, expanding or reviving Eucharistic Adoration in the USA or Canada.)

If you find the book has value, please let me know. Send a link of this post to your family, friends, and parish. Invite them to get their free PDF copy as well. If you prefer a paper copy or Kindle version both are still available here.

Whatever you decide, please take the time to visit our imprisoned Lord. Love Him! Reverence Him!  Quench His Thirst For Your Love!

The Source Of All Strength

The great socially committed saints, therefore, were always great Eucharistic saints as well… In our time, the image of Mother Teresa of Calcutta is right before our eyes. Wherever she opened houses of her sisters in order to serve the dying and outcast, the first thing she asked for was a place for the tabernacle, because she knew that the strength for such service could only come from there.

Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI)

Come Close To Me

Come close to Me, all of you who are bruised by deception and pierced to the heart by your own at home; come, you who are crushed by injustice, tortured by cruel separations by misfortunes and anguish often more sorrowful than death itself! You who are deprived of prosperity here below also come, all of you whose souls are torn in shreds! Finally, you who have tasted the chalice of all griefs, and have been touched by all the cruelties of life, come to Me, not only to be consoled, but that you may understand in the light of the Tabernacle as Christians, that the torrent of your misfortunes is only a drop of that flood that God the Father pours on His Son, your hidden God.

In this prison, I expiate the ingratitude of men who forget their God and wound their Savior as the most ungrateful of sons overwhelm their parents with shame and anguish!

See Me disdained, put in the last place, forgotten even as the most ordinary of friends would not be forgotten; despised even as the worst scoundrel would not be despised. And yet, I am the King, the Savior of the world. I am Jesus, your God and your brother. My friends, have pity on My soul, sorrowful unto death!

Twenty Holy Hours – Rev. Mateo Crawley-Boevey, SS.CC.)

Just Go In

Please, make a visit every so often. Just go into your church for a moment and say, “Hi, Jesus, I’m here. I don’t have much to say.” He knows that He wants our will, our love, our faith, and our trust. Remember now, you have that, you have everything. Every day, whatever church you belong to, He waits in that tabernacle, hoping when that door opens, it’s you.

Mother Angelica

Come To Me!

“Come to Me, then, come to Me as often as you can. Come, even if only for a moment to allow Me to refresh you, to inflame you with My love, to illuminate your mind, and to pacify your souls.

Come to me and, for a moment, remain with Me for the sake of those who walk away from me. Come to Me for the sake of those who pass Me by.

Come to Me for the sake of those whose hearts are cold and who seek their happiness in passing things. Come to Me, and I will welcome you. Come to Me, and I will bless you. Come to Me and I will press you against my open Heart. Come to me, and I will show you the beauty of my Eucharistic Face.

Come to Me, and your soul shall live. Come to Me, and your shall be the joy that the world cannot give. Come to Me, and I will place you next to Myself. Come to Me, and know that I come to those who come to Me, together with my Father and the Holy Spirit.”

Come to me, for I wait for you.”

(From In Sinu Jesu The Journal of a Priest)

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Abiding Before His Eucharistic Face

Would that priests understood that they are called not only to minister to souls in My Name, but even more, to cling to Me, to abide in Me, to live in Me and for Me, and by Me and no other…

They have Me, very often, near to them in the Sacrament of Love, and they leave Me there alone, day after day and night after night. Oh, how My Heart longs to raise up a company of priest-adorers who make reparation for their brother priests by abiding before My Eucharistic Face.

(From In Sinu Jesu The Journal of a Priest)

(Image Source: Father Lawrence Lew, O.P., used with permission)

Promote AND Treasure Adoration

“Belief in the Real Presence is an act of faith and a gift from our Lord. That being said, if a pastor does all that he can to teach the truth, to restore and maintain a sense of the sacred within the confines of his Church building, if he properly and regularly catechizes his flock, if his every action evidences his deep seeded belief, sense of awe, amazement in and dependence on the Blessed Sacrament, and if he participates in, promotes and treasures Adoration himself, his parishioners will come to do likewise.

‘If you build it, they will come’ was a punch line in a movie a few years back.

Jesus invites his imperfect creatures to come into His Presence so He can make them more like Himself. Most able bodied persons can find one hour each week to be with their Lord and Savior (even if it is in 10 or 15 minute segments). Many simply choose not to do so. Others find only locked Churches.”

(From I Thirst For Your Love)