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         Challenge Hour of Prayer with
     Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament 

Processional Hymn if preferred.

The Body of Christ is brought forward and placed in the monstrance on the altar. 

All Sing:                                O Salutaris     

  

O Salutaris hostia,

Quae caeli pandis ostium

Bella premunt hostilia,

Da robur fer auxilium

Unitrinoque Domino

Sit sempiterna gloria

Qui vitam sine termino

Nobis donet in patria.

 Amen

Presider:          We adore you, oh Christ, and we praise you.

 All:                   Because by your Holy Cross you have

                          redeemed the world

Bell rings now and between each verse.

Presider:          The Antiphonarium Benchorense

                          (a late 7th Century Irish manuscript)

Draw nigh and take the body of the Lord:

and drink the holy blood for you outpoured.

Saved by that body and that holy blood,

With souls refreshed, we render thanks to God.

Salvation's giver, Christ, the only Son,

By His dear cross and blood the victory won.

Offered was He for greatest and for least,

Himself the victim, and Himself the priest.

Victims were offered by the law of old,

Which in a type this heavenly mystery told,

He, ransomer from death, and light from shade,

Now gives His holy grace His saints to aid.

Approach ye then with faithful hearts sincere,

And take the safeguard of salvation here.

He, that His saints in this world rules and shields,

To all believers life eternal yields.

With heavenly bread makes them that hunger whole,

Gives living waters to the thirsting soul,

Alpha and Omega, to whom shall bow

All nations at the doom, is with us now.

Bell rings final time.

Presider:          Presider offers spontaneous vocal prayer....

                           .....ending "Through Christ our Lord."

All:                    Amen.

                   Meditative music or silence for 6-7 minutes.

Reading From St. Peter Julian Eymard

or The Imitation of Christ with reflection by presider.

Presider kneels and offers vocal prayer.

All Recite the Prayer of St. Augustine:

Oh, beauty so ancient and yet so new. Too late have I known thee, too late have I loved thee. For you were with me, but I was not with you. And I cast myself upon the things of this world because you had made them so beautiful. And I was not with you. But you shouted out and broke through my deafness. You shone brightly and cured my blindness. You breathed your sweet fragrance upon me, and even now I pant after you. You touched me, and I burn for you peace. For you have created us for yourself, oh Lord, and our hearts lie restless until they rest in you. Amen.

Personal prayer time kneeling or sitting.

Reading from Holy Scripture by presider

(from the past Sunday's readings to re-edify)

with reflection by presider.

Presider:          Presider offers spontaneous vocal prayer....

                           .....ending "Through Christ our Lord."

All:                    Amen.

All Recite St. Patrick's Breastplate:

I bind unto myself this day the power of God to hold and lead. His eye to watch his might to stay. His ear to hearken to my need. The wisdom of my God to teach, His hand to guide. His shield to ward. The word of God to give me speech. His heavenly host to be my guard. Christ be with me. Christ be before me. Christ be behind me. Christ be within me. Christ be above me. Christ be below me. Christ be at my right hand, Christ be at my left hand. Christ be with me when I lie down. Christ be with me when I arise. Christ be with me when I stand. Christ be in the heart of everyone who thinks of me. Christ be in the mouth of everyone who speaks to me. Christ be in every eye that sees me. Christ be in every ear that hears me. Amen. 

Meditative music or silence for 6-7 minutes.

Tantum Ergo

Tantum ergo sacramentum

Venerémer cernui

Et antiquum documentum

Novocedat ritui

Praestet fides supplementum

Sensuum defectui

Genitori, genitoque

laus et jubilatio

Salus honor virtus quoque

Sit et benedictio

Procedenti ab utroque 

Compar sit laudatio. Amen.

Presider:        You have given them bread from heaven.

All:                         Containing all sweetness within it.

Presider:        Let us pray. Lord Jesus Christ, You gave us the Eucharist as the memorial of your suffering and death. May our worship of this Sacrament of your Body and Blood help us to experience the salvation you won for us and the peace of the Kingdom, where you live with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.

All:                                             Amen.

The priest blesses the people with the monstrance.

 

All Recite The Divine Praises:

Blessed be God

Blessed be his Holy Name

Blessed be Jesus Christ, True God and True Man.

Blessed be the Name of Jesus

Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart.

Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart

Blessed be His Most Precious Blood.

Blessed be Jesus in The Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.

Blessed be the Holy Spirit. The Paraclete.

Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary, Most Holy.

Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception.

Blessed be her Glorious Assumption.

Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.

Blessed be Saint Joseph, her most chaste spouse.

Blessed e God in His Angels and in His Saints.

Presider:       May the heart of Jesus, in the Most Blessed Sacrament, be praised, adored and love with greatful affection at all times, in all the tabernacles of the world even until the end of time.

All:     "Amen."

The Blessed Sacrament is returned to the tabernacle while Holy God We Praise Thy name is Sung.

Preside returns and give closing comments to attendees.

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