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Devotions to the body of Christ and the sacrament, continued.

Prayer, Ave sanctissimum corpus, continued.



The author asks Christ to care for his soul in its weakness; to disregard his numerous faults and to regard him with mercy. Invoking God as creator and redeemer, the author asks that in receiving the sacrament, love may be kindled within him, evil extinguished; and that he may be one with God in the spirit.


Burnet Psalter image.  Aberdeen University Library 1998.

firmam animam meam te salutarem victimam et fontem\ omnium graciarum recipere cupientem tam clementer et\ graciose invisere ut medelam in corpore et in anima\ tua ex presencia gaudeam invenisse ne respicias\ ad iniquitates et negligentias meas plurimas\ sed ad miseraciones tuas infinitas. Tu namque\ es per quem orbis terre est creatus et sanatus, per\ quem omnes herbe et cuncte res virtuose suas sorci\untur virtutes. Tu es agnus ille immaculatus qui\ hodie pro redempcione tocius mundi patri eterno\ victimaris. O manna dulcissimum, o nectar sua\vissimum confer ori meo tue salutaris presencie\ mellifluum gustum, accende in me caritatem tuam, extin\gue vicia virtutes infunde, gratias adauge, salu\tem mentis et corporis tribue. Inclina queso celos\ et descende ad me ut tibi coniunctus et vinctus\ tecum pariter unus efficiar spiritus. O venerabile sacra\mentum per te queso omnes inimici mei repellantur\ peccata dimittantur, et omnia mala per tuam presenciam ex\cludantur, bonum propositum tribue, mores corrige et\ omnes actus meos in tua voluntate dispone.\



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