Thanksgiving after Holy Communion

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Thanksgiving after Holy Communion

Glory to you, O God
Glory to you, O God
Glory to you, O God

Anonymous

I thank you, Lord my God,
for not rejecting me a sinner,
but making me worthy to be a partaker of your holy things.
I thank you for making me, who am unworthy,
worthy to partake of your pure and heavenly gifts.
But loving Master, who died for us and rose again
and bestowed on us these your dread and life-giving mysteries,
for the benefit and sanctification of our souls and bodies,
grant that they may be to me for the healing of both soul and body,
for the averting of everything hostile,
for the illumination of the eyes of my heart,
for the peace of my spiritual powers,
for faith unashamed,
for love unfeigned,
for the fullness of wisdom,
for the observing of your commandments,
for the increase of your divine grace,
and the attainment of your kingdom;
so that protected by them in your holiness
I may always remember your grace
and no longer live for myself,
but for you our Master and benefactor.
And so when I have departed this life in the hope of eternal life
may I attain to everlasting rest,
where the sound of festival is unceasing,
and the pleasure is endless
of those who behold the indescribable beauty of your countenance.
For you are that which is truly desired,
and the inexpressible gladness of those who love you, Christ our God,
and all creation praises you for ever. Amen.

Prayer of St Basil the Great

Master, Christ our God,
King of the ages and creator of all,
I thank you for all the good things you have bestowed on me
and for the partaking of your pure and life-giving mysteries.
I ask you therefore, good and loving one,
guard me under your protection
and in the shadow of your wings;
and grant that with a pure conscience until my last breath
I may worthily partake of your holy things
for the forgiveness of sins and eternal life.
For you are the bread of life,
and the source of holiness,
and the giver of good,
and to you we offer glory,
with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Anonymous

May your holy Body, Lord Jesus Christ our God,
be to me for eternal life,
and your precious Blood for the forgiveness of sins.
And may this Eucharist be to me for joy, health and gladness;
and in your fearful second coming
make me, a sinner, worthy to stand at the right hand of your glory,
through the intercessions of your all-pure Mother
and all your Saints. Amen.

Anonymous

All-holy Lady Theotokos,
the light of my darkened soul,
my hope, protection, refuge, consolation and joy,
I thank you for making me, who am unworthy,
worthy to partake of the pure Body and precious Blood of your Son.
But you who gave birth to the true light,
enlighten the spiritual eyes of my heart;
you who conceived the source of immortality,
give life to me who am dead through sin;
you the compassionate Mother of the merciful God,
have mercy on me
and give me compunction and contrition in my heart,
humility in my reasoning,
and the recall of my thoughts from captivity.
And make me worthy until my last breath
to receive without condemnation the sanctification of the pure mysteries,
for the healing of both soul and body;
and grant me tears of repentance and confession,
so that I may praise and glorify you all the days of my life.
For you are blessed and glorified for ever. Amen.

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