Friday, March 16, 2012

Prayer: Thomas Aquinas

The sacrament of the body of the Lord
puts the demons to flight,
defends us against the incentives to vice,
cleanses the soul from sin.
quiets the anger of God,
enlightens the understanding to know God,
inflames the will and the affections with the love of God,
fills the memory with spiritual sweetness,
confirms the entire person in good,
frees us from eternal death,
multiplies the merits of a good life,
leads us to our everlasting home,
and reanimates the body to eternal life.