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A spiritual communion prayer when you can’t attend Mass. It is hard to stay home and not commune with Jesus when you are sick or home because of movement restrictions. So, when you cannot physically attend mass there are a couple of things you can do on your own to sort of spiritually attend.

You can consider tuning in on YouTube to such Catholic broadcasting networks as EWTN and Catholic TV.

You can also participate by offering a prayer of Spiritual Communion. It is a way to express your sincere desire to be united to God because you cant receive sacramentally at Mass.

Act of Spiritual Communion

O my divine Jesus, how great is my desire to receive your sacred body! Oh, come now into my soul, at least, by a spiritual communion! O Jesus, my divine Savior, save me. O my God, hiding myself with a humble confidence in your dear wounds, I give up my soul into your divine hands. Oh, receive it into the bosom of your mercy. Amen.

POPE FRANCIS prayer to Our Lady, Health of the Sick, for protection during the Coronavirus Pandemic

O Mary, you shine continuously on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope. We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick. At the foot of the Cross, you participated in Jesus’ pain, with steadfast faith. You, Salvation of the Roman People, know what we need. We are certain that you will provide, so that, as you did at Cana of Galilee, joy and feasting might return after this moment of trial. Help us, Mother of Divine Love, to conform ourselves to the Father’s
will and to do what Jesus tells us: He who took our sufferings upon Himself, and bore our sorrows to bring us, through the Cross, to the joy of the Resurrection. Amen.

We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our pleas – we who are put to the test – and deliver us from every danger, O glorious and blessed Virgin.

A spiritual communion prayer when you can’t attend Mass

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