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It Will Sustain Her

This past Sunday was my eldest’s First Holy Communion. She has looked forward to this day for years now; I think she knew she was going to partake in something big. After all, we have really built this up.

For months we’ve prepared her with the Catechism and discussed heady theological issues together—or at least as heady as you can get at seven.

We picked out her white dress and shoes and decided how she wanted her hair. We practiced receiving unconsecrated hosts and even planned a big party at home for after the Sacrament.

So much preparation, but today I sit back and pray that she forgets all of it.

Lord, I pray her mind is filled with absolute wonderment of the miracle of the Eucharist. May she never have any doubt that this Bread from Heaven is true and that it will sustain her.

And I pray the same for this sisterhood here at Blessed is She. Let us forget the stress of tasks before us as well as regret of things in the past.

Lord, help us to be fully present in the moment when we receive You. Even if we doubt, make our intentions pure and bless our obedience.

May we always be in amazement that Our Lord is truly present in the humblest form of food.

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Jenna Hines has a teeny army of four children and is married to a bearded fellow named Mike. They are a homeschooling family who just moved out to the country. Find her books and illustrations in her shopYou can find out more about her here

4 Comments

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    Alex
    May 7, 2019 at 6:07 am

    Thank you, Jenna! You spoke into my day perfectly with your prayer to forget the stress of tasks ahead of us. And congratulations to your daughter on her First Communion! My oldest son made his, too, on Sunday. It was such a gift to see his anticipation and joy-
    It brought me back to how I hope to feel every time I go to Mass! Thanks again for your words!

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    Liesl
    May 7, 2019 at 6:53 am

    AMEN. Thank you for this site. I am truly blessed for being able to share with all in these powerful devotions. May God bless your ministry!

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    Mary
    May 7, 2019 at 8:30 am

    Thank you, Jenna. Jesus is the bread from Heaven. We receive Him in the Holy Eucharist. It is so amazing to think about that: Jesus comes from Heaven to feed us and nurture us. We are so blessed.

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    Molly
    May 7, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    Jenna,

    Thank you for your article. Your comment, “Let us forget the stress of tasks before us as well as regret of things in the past.” really hit me. In praying with this I have realized that I’ve been living in fear of the future and regret of the past. I now want to pray for the grace to live in the present with Jesus in joy. God bless.

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