PRAYERS AFTER MASS
Prayer to the Blessed Trinity (for priests)
May the tribute of my humble ministry be pleasing to thee, Holy Trinity. Grant that the sacrifice which I—unworthy as I am—have offered in the presence of thy majesty, may be acceptable to thee. Through thy mercy may it bring forgiveness to me and to all for whom I have offered it: through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Prayer of St. Thomas Aquinas
Lord, Father all-powerful and ever-living God,
I thank you, for even though I am a sinner,
your unprofitable servant,
not because of my worth
but in the kindness of your mercy,
you have fed me with the precious body and blood
of your Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ.
I pray that this holy communion
may not bring me condemnation and punishment
but forgiveness and salvation.
May it be a helmet of faith
and a shield of good will.
May it purify me from evil ways
and put an end to my evil passions.
May it bring me charity and patience,
humility and obedience,
and growth in the power to do good.
May it be my strong defense
against all my enemies, visible and invisible,