|Then she dried his feet with her hair, and the
house was filled with the ointments fragrance. (John 12:3)
Jesus, my God, I adore You, here present in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar,
where You wait day and night to be our comfort while we await Your unveiled presence in
heaven. Jesus, my God, I adore You in all places where the Blessed Sacrament is reserved
and where sins are committed against this Sacrament of Love. Jesus, my God, I adore You
for all time, past, present and future, for every soul that ever was, is or shall be
created. Jesus, my God, who for us has endured hunger and cold, labor and fatigue, I adore
You. Jesus, my God, who for my sake has deigned to subject Yourself to the humiliation of
temptation, to the perfidy and defection of friends, to the scorn of Your enemies, I adore
You. Jesus, my God, who for us has endured the buffeting of Your passion, the scourging,
the crowning with thorns, the heavy weight of the cross, I adore You.
Jesus, my God, who, for my salvation and that of all mankind, was cruelly nailed to the
cross and hung there for three long hours in bitter agony, I adore You. Jesus, My God, who
for love of us did institute this Blessed Sacrament and offer Yourself daily for the sins
of men, I adore You. Jesus, my God, who in Holy Communion became the food of my soul, I
Jesus, for You I live. Jesus, for You I die. Jesus, I am Yours in life and death. Amen.
Hunting was for many ages considered as forbidden during Lent: the spirit of
the holy season was too sacred to admit such exciting and noisy sport.
Let go of a long standing grudge. Practice real forgiveness after the example
God of mercy, be close to your people. Watch over us who receive this sacrament
of salvation, and keep us in your love. We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord. Amen.