Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O good Jesus, hear me.
Within Thy wounds hide me.
Suffer me not to be separated from Thee.
From the malignant enemy, defend me.
In the hour of my death, call me.
And bid me come to Thee.
that with Thy saints I may praise Thee.
Forever and ever. Amen
This is a new prayer for me even though it's been a well-known Catholic prayer since the early fourteenth century. My son is learning it at his Catholic School and I am learning it at church following daily mass. It's a beautiful prayer that means "the soul of Christ" in Latin. Traditionally it is recited after receiving the Holy Eucharist. I once heard the Catholic Church described as "a treasure trove" of faith traditions and it is so true. I continually learn new traditions or prayers about my faith even though I've been raised Catholic. It's been a blessing to me and I pray my son will reap the rewards of growing up in the faith!