Thank you so very much for your replies!
I go to Adoration as well. But I truly yearn receiving communion and at times depression hits me… I get bad thoughts like: Why go to confession if I can’t receive anyways… they don’t last long and maybe I’m being too transparent. But I do go to confession, I believe in a Sacramental life as a means of grace. Maybe I’m underestimating a higher life of prayer.
I normally start praying the rosary after the Liturgy of the Word - at the first kneeling and then I remain kneeling while communion is given and most of the time I can do a full 5 decades and end (The Mass time I usually go to has over 1,200 parishioners most of the time).
I liked the prayers very much, thanks for posting them. I have Padre Pio’s “Stay with me” and St. Ignacio de Loyola’s “Anima Christi” prayers as well.
What can I say - I love the Liturgical and Sacramental life!!!
@eamonnroma - I married outside the Church and then divorced and than married outside the Church again. I came back to the Church recently and my wife converted to Catholicism (And all our 4 children - they have all been baptized and the 3 oldest are receiving communion, my 9 y/o is almost caught up for his 1st communion).
Because the Church doesn’t accept divorce, She examines the circumstances of that divorced marriage and determines of it was entered into with the correct concept, if She determines it wasn’t then it gets annuled. But even after annulment, I need to have my current marriage blessed by the Church before receiving. My wife is also divorced from a prior marriage and going through annulment as well. We are both very devout Catholics and eager to fully participate in the Sacraments. We are also obedient to Church teaching and would love to follow the obedient example of our Lord Christ Jesus.