It occurred to me at Mass this last week that the true sacrifice of the Eucharist not only occurs metaphysically on the alter but also with ourselves. I found myself as always praying with the Priest the Eucharist prayer but thinking of words to describe my own being. Here is the sacrifice of self I came up with.
Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation. Through your goodness I have this flesh to offer, which your love has given and human hands have made. It will become my act of life. </p>
Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation. Through your goodness I have this soul to offer, fruit of your divinity and work of creation. It will become my eternal being.
Lord, wash away my iniquity; cleans me from my sin.
Pray, my brethren, that our prayers may be acceptable to God, the Almighty Father.
May the Lord accept the sacrifice of my life for the praise and glory of His name, for the good of hope, and for the good of all His Church.