May receiving this Sacrament, O Lord our God,
bring us health of body and soul,
as we confess your eternal holy Trinity and undivided Unity.
Through Christ our Lord.
Prayer after Communion
One of the briefest prayers at Mass on Sunday, Trinity Sunday, the Prayer after Communion beautifully summarises the mystery of God and the challenge for us.
God is three and God is one: a mystery which defies logic and mathematics. Each of us is one person but, gosh, we are so often divided within and from our self.
For God the diversity achieves perfect expression in unity. So too for us, but we have not got there yet – our heart and our mind are in different places; our body and soul too. God works to unite us, each of us, so we become ourselves, entire, whole, and holy. And then God seeks to draw us together in community with each other and with him.
It is through our perception of God in his glory and humility; and in our reception of his grace in its manifold forms that we are helped to health, and made fit for eternal life.
- What best moves you to contemplation of God, and how do you try to make the most of this?
- What helps you to know yourself better, and how do you make the most of this?
Icon, featured in exhibition in Château des ducs de Bretagne Nantes, 2016. (c) 2016, Allen Morris.