Spiritual Communion is a kind of intimacy that a person has with God, this kind of spiritual communion is truly established when the person has a willing heart with God. In the following article you will learn everything about this topic and more.
Oh good Jesus, I believe that you are real and true, I trust that you are in the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar.
That’s why wonderful savior, today I recognize that I need you, I love you and I want you to live in my heart, that my whole being manifests your beautiful presence, help me Lord to be faithful to you, that at all times I can give you the best.
Only you are great Lord, and you deserve all the glory and honor, I humbly beg you not to allow me to ever separate from You, give me the wisdom I need to follow you. Amen.
What is spiritual communion?
Spiritual communion is considered very important at a religious level, this act consists of communion spiritually, that is, it is about receiving Holy Communion not in a physical way, but in the soul.
It is important to point out that this act does not replace Sacramental Communion, that is, making the prayer to receive spiritual communion in a physical way with the Consecrated Host. In this sense we can say that spiritual Communion consists in establishing a beautiful and sincere devotion.
Who can make the Communion?
Regarding Sacramental Communion, it is established that it can be received by baptized Catholics, who are prepared, in the case of spiritual communion it is a sacred act that can be performed by anyone, even those who are not Catholics.
How to do it?
To achieve spiritual communion, it is necessary for the person to manifest a great and deep love for the Lord and it is also essential that they feel the desire to receive him, even though they know that it is not possible to receive him physically, but on a spiritual level through faith.
Another aspect of vital importance is that the person must ask Jesus to come into his heart. You can do this sincere act in your own words, or also by making a beautiful and well-known prayer, which was written by Saint Alphonsus Maria Liguori, and since ancient times it has been used by all those who make spiritual communion:
Prayer for Spiritual Communion
The spiritual prayer says as follows:
I believe, O my Jesus, that you are real and truly in Heaven and also in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar.
On this day I say with all my heart that I love you above all things and I really want to receive you inside my soul, however, not being able to do it now sacramentally, come at least spiritually to my heart. And as if I had already come to receive you, I embrace you and at this moment I fully join you. Lord, I ask you not to let me ever separate from You. Amen.
When to make the Spiritual Communion?
It is important to point out that spiritual communion can always be done, there are even those who do it several times during the day, there are people who usually do it in the morning hours just when getting up and at night when going to bed as part of a sacred act, others tend to use this useful spiritual tool when it is difficult to go to mass and even some believers tend to make spiritual communion when they watch mass on television.
Where to make the Spiritual Communion?
The Spiritual Communion can take place both in the church, at home or even in any other place.
Why do it?
Because you cannot physically receive Communion. And why can’t this be done? There are various kinds of reasons, for example, not having managed to observe the Eucharistic fast for one hour without eating or drinking anything before beginning communion; or being aware of severe sin and not having confessed; or also be in an irregular situation; or not having made their First Communion yet, or not being Catholic, among many other reasons.
Why do it?
It is a way of being able to show Jesus that if we do not get to receive him physically it is because the person cannot, not because he does not want to. With the Spiritual Communion, we get to express the love that many wish to receive in their hearts, and that we truly adore him and recognize him as our beloved God and Lord of our lives.
Prayer to Make a Spiritual Communion
When it is not possible for one reason or another to receive Christ in a sacramental way, or in any kind of situation in which the person can ardently receive Jesus, he can be received spiritually, pronouncing the following formula with great fervor, coming to show Jesus the sincere desire to be with Him.
With spiritual communion, the Lord Jesus himself is going to give us the graces that we require at this moment to be faithful to our mission of becoming witnesses of God’s Love before all the men of this world.
“I believe, oh my Lord, that you are really present in the Blessed Sacrament of the altar. On this day oh my lord I tell you with all my heart that I love you above all things and that I truly desire you ardently to be able to receive you into my soul; however, not being able to do it sacramentally at this time, come at least spiritually into my heart.
And as if I had come to receive you, I embrace and unite myself all to You in spirit, soul and body; Oh Lord, do not allow me to ever be separated from You. Amen.”
This is one of the spiritual communion prayers that many people can have with God.