Having fed upon these heavenly delights,
we pray, O Lord,
so that we may always long
for that food by which we truly live.
Through Christ our Lord.
6th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Prayer after Communion
The Lord ministers himself to us in a number of ways when we gather for Mass. Each one is offered for our nourishment, to sustain us on our journey in life to him.
He is present in the word proclaimed, in the food and drink of the Sacrifice re-presented and shared in Holy Communion; he is present – and present first of all – in the assembly gathered in prayer and song; and he is present in the priest.
- Of which mode of the Lord’s real presence are you most regularly conscious?
- Which – if any – you do most regularly overlook?
- Why does the Lord give himself in these ways?