7 August 2011

That with thy Saints I may praise Thee

  I'm continuing with looking at the Anima Christi prayer. If you want a more in-depth theological look at it, I highly recommend Micah's posts over at The Ranter's blog. Here's the full text of the prayer:

Soul of Christ, sanctify me
Body of Christ, save me
Blood of Christ, inebriate me
Water from the side of Christ, wash me
Passion of Christ, strengthen me
O good Jesus, hear me
Within Thy wounds hide me
Suffer me not to be separated from Thee
From the malicious enemy defend me
In the hour of my death call me
And bid me come unto Thee
That with thy Saints I may praise Thee
For all eternity

That with thy Saints I may praise Thee

 Obviously I can praise Him now, but my thoughts are divided due to the cares of the world and the responsibilities of being a wife and mother.  In Heaven, though, we can praise Him without ceasing, without being weighed down by cares and sin.  I'm reminded of the verse in Revelation that speaks of the prayers of the Saints rising before the throne of God.  I'm reminded of the Sanctus at Mass, where we sing with the angels their song of unending glory:

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

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