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 malignant enemy, defend me.
At the hour of death, call me.
And bid me come to Thee.
That with Thy saints I may praise Thee, forever and ever. Amen.
This is one of my favorite prayers, perhaps even my #1 favorite. It is attributed to St. Ignatius of Loyola.
It is common for Catholic prayers to take their name from the first word or few words. Such is the case here. Anima Christi is Latin for Soul of Christ. Another example is the Lord’s Prayer, which Catholics call the Our Father.
Do you have a #1 favorite prayer?