PRAYERS OF THANKSGIVING AFTER
HOLY COMMUNION

PRAYER OF ST. BASILE THE GREAT:

O Lord my God, I thank you for not rejecting me, a sinner, and for deeming me worthy to be a partaker of Your Holy Mysteries. I thank you for having allowed me, unworthy though I am, to be a partaker of Your most pure and heavenly Gifts. 0 Lord and Lover of Mankind, You died and rose again for our sake, and gave us these awesome and life-giving Mysteries for the good of our body and the sanctification of our soul. Grant that they serve to heal my body and soul, and that they set to flight every foe. Enlighten the eyes of my heart, give peace to the powers of my mind, inspire me with faith, with a sincere love and deep wisdom, and with obedience to Your commandments. May these Mysteries increase Your divine grace in me and make me an inhabitant of your kingdom. Being preserved in Your holiness by them, I will remember Your love at all times. From now on, I will not live for myself, but for You, my Lord and Benefactor. Thus, having spent my earthly life in the hope of life without end, I will one day reach eternal rest where the sound of rejoicing never ceases, and where the delight of those who look upon the beauty of Your Face has no bounds. For You, Christ our God, are truly the object of our desire and the inexpressible joy of those who love You, and all creatures glorify You, now and ever and forever. Amen.

OTHER PRAYER OF ST. BASILE THE GREAT:

O Master, Christ our God, King of Ages, Maker of all things; I thank You for all the favors You have granted me, and for having given me Your pure and life-giving Mysteries. I pray You, 0 gracious God who loves Mankind, keep me under Your protection and under the shadow of Your wings; grant that, until my last breath, I may worthily receive Your Holy Mysteries with a clear conscience for the remission of my sins and for life everlasting. For You are the Bread of Life, the Fountain of Holiness, and the Provider of Graces, and we glorify You together with Your Father +, and Your Holy Spirit, now and ever and forever. Amen.

PRAYER OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM:

T O Christ our God, You have deemed me worthy to be a partaker of Your most pure Body and most precious Blood. I praise, bless, and adore You; I glorify You + and extol Your eternal salvation, now and ever and forever. Amen.

PRAYER OF ST. CYRIL OF ALEXANDRIA

O most holy Lady, Theotokos, light of my poor soul, my hope, my protection, my refuge, my comfort, and my joy! I thank you for having enabled me to be a partaker of the most pure Body and most precious Blood of your Son. Enlighten the eyes of my heart, 0 Blessed One who carried the Source of Immortality. 0 most tender and loving Mother of the merciful God; have mercy on me and grant me a repentant and contrite heart with humility of mind. Keep my thoughts from wandering into all kinds of distractions, and make me worthy always, even to my last breath, to receive the most pure Mysteries of Christ for the healing of my soul and body. Give me tears of repentance and thanksgiving that I may sing of you and praise you all the days of my life, for you are ever-blessed and praised. Amen.