Act of Spiritual Communion
During this time, the faithful should be encouraged to make an act of spiritual communion. When unable to receive the Eucharist, one can pray for Jesus to enter their heart spiritually, that they may be filled with the graces they miss in the sacrament. A prayer attributed to Saint Alphonsus de Liguori is included below:
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.
– Saint Alphonsus de Liguori