Contents Perceptio Corporis tui
Let the Receiving of Thy Body

This prayer is taken from the Priest's private prayers before communion. It was first seen in the 9th century and has been a part of the Mass since the 10th century. The form below was taken from the '62 Missal.

PERCEPTIO Corporis tui, Domine Iesu Christe, quod ego indignus sumere praesumo, non mihi proveniat in iudicium et condemnationem; sed pro tua pietate prosit mihi ad tutamentum mentis et corporis et ad medelam percipiendam: Qui vivis et regnas in saecula saeculorum. Amen. LET the receiving of Thy Body, O Lord Jesus Christ, which I presume to receive, though unworthy, turn not unto me for judgment and condemnation, but, according to Thy mercy, let it be profitable to me for the receiving of protection and healing, both of soul and body: Who livest and reignest for ever and ever. Amen.

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