Ave Maria Meditations
From St. Peter Julian Eymard: A Eucharistic Meditation based on the Our Father Prayer
Our Father Who art in Heaven
in the heaven of the Eucharist, to You Who are seated on the throne of grace and love, be benediction, and honor, and power and glory forever and ever!
Hallowed be Your Name
first in ourselves, through the spirit of Your humility, obedience, and charity. May we in all humility and zeal make You known, loved, and adored by all men in the Holy Eucharist.
Thy kingdom come
Thy Eucharistic kingdom. Rule Thou alone forever over us for Your greater glory through the power of Your love and triumph of Your virtues and the grace of a Eucharistic vocation in my state as a layman. Grant us the grace and mission of Your holy love so that we may be able to effectively extend Your Eucharistic kingdom everywhere and realize the desire you expressed: “I have come to cast fire on the earth; and what would I, but that it be kindled?” Oh! that we might be the incendiaries of this heavenly fire!
Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven
grant us the grace to find all our joy in wanting You alone, in desiring You alone, and in thinking of You alone. Grant that by denying ourselves always and in all things, we may find light and life in obeying Your good, acceptable, perfect Will. I will what You will. I will it because You will it. I will as You will it. I will it as long as You will it. Perish our thoughts and desires if they are not purely from You, for You, and in You.
Give us this day our daily bread
You are our Eucharistic Lord and You alone will be our food and clothing, our riches and glory, our remedy in illness, and our protection against all evil. You will be all things to us.
And forgive us our trespasses
Forgive me Jesus, for I am sorry for all my sins just as they stand in Your eyes.
As we forgive those who trespass against us
For anyone who has offended us in any way, with our whole heart we forgive them and desire for them the gifts of Your love.
And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil
Deliver us Jesus, from the demon of pride, impurity, discord and complacency. Deliver us from the cares and worries of life so that with a pure heart and a free mind we may joyfully spend our life and devote all that we are and all that we have in the service of our Eucharistic Lord.
In You, O Lord Jesus, have I hoped; let me not be confounded forever. You alone are good. You alone are powerful. You alone are eternal. To you alone be honor and glory, love and thanksgiving forever and ever.