Jesus, gentle and humble of heart, you are the bread of life.
Help me to live my life hidden in your Eucharistic heart in the
presence of our Father united in the love and power of your
Give me a listening heart, a heart to love you for your own sake,
to love you in myself, and to love you in my brothers and sisters
as you have loved.
Consume me in the fire of your love.
Mary, mother of the Incarnate Word and my mother, you are the
first "house of bread". Help me to live in perfect love by being:
the bread of humility and abandonment to the Father's will;
the bread of sincerity and truth;
the bread of purity of heart;
the bread of Word and Eucharist;
the bread of simplicity, poverty, and littleness;
the bread of silence and solitude;
the bread of prayer and contemplation;
the bread of reconciliation and peace;
the bread of interior and joyful suffering;
the bread of charity and desert hospitality,
broken and offered with Jesus to the merciful Father and shared
for the salvation of the world.
Holy Mary, Lady of Bethlehem, Queen of the Desert, guide me in
the journey of the Spirit that, together with you, I may participate in
the wedding feast of the Risen Lamb until at last I may sing an
eternal Magnificat of Love and Praise, face to face, before our
All-Holy Triune God. Amen.