Our Lord taught Elizabeth Kindelmann and many of the other Exemplars of the New and Divine Holiness about the Most Blessed Sacrament and how we should make worthy Holy Communions, which have become so rare today due to the lack of preparation and the lack of time and love given in thanksgiving after Holy Communion. Our Faith teaches us that the Lord remains within us for about 15 minutes until the accidents are completely consumed within our body. Our Lord lamented to Elizabeth: “Do not be so insensitive. Let not routine lead you to My Holy Table, but rather the fervor of sacrificial Charity, which ignites through contact with My Love.”
Our Lord also taught Gabrielle Bossis how He so longs for our love in Holy Communion each day: “I had so great a desire that everyone might receive the Sacrament of Love…but in My agony, I also saw desecrations and sacrileges…You who have the joy of receiving Me every day, ask that this same Grace be given to others. Say to Me, ‘Choose them since You know all the secrets of souls, and apply my prayer to them.’ And if you are the means of bringing one or many into frequent fellowship with Me, do you think that I could fail to be grateful, not only for the glory gained by it, but above all the joy it brings to My Heart. I will let you feel this joy reflected upon you.”
Our Lord then gave Gabrielle a loving exercise for the family of His most intimate friends: “Here is a way to do everything well. Act as though you had just left the Communion table, and you will see how your interior life blossoms out in peaceful communion with your heart.”
Our sweet Jesus then explained how we can be certain of receiving every Grace, especially how to prepare and thank Him properly for Holy Communion, which He so longs to give: “Have no confidence in yourself; expect nothing from your little resources. Then I will help you, for when you are emptied of self, I will be able to fill you. Admit your nothingness, and I the All will act in you and by you. Put your feeble smallness often in My powerful hands.”
So, let us commit each day to prepare well through desire to receive our dear Lord worthily and let us plan on staying the full 10 minutes after Mass to thank Him profusely, since about 5 minutes transpires between when we receive Him and the end of daily Mass. Let us commit to the loving exercise of spiritual communions as if we had in reality just left the Communion Table all throughout the day!
Here is a short prayer to prepare for a worthy Holy Communion written by Sister Maria Dolores, a holy nun from Hungary who died in 1998: “My Jesus, because in Holy Communion, You come into my heart and live in me, I love You with all my heart. I love You, worship and console You, and glorify the Father and the whole Trinity with Your Heart. Since You are with me, I feel I can do anything. I want to go tirelessly after souls until they let You in, my Lord, my God, my Everything. If You wish, I will stand beneath the Cross together with our sorrowful Mother. United with her motherly Heart, I too give everything You ask or want of me.”