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As the psalmist says: ‘The Most High has sanctified His own tabernacle.’ Let that be something we ask of Our Lord by going to visit the Sacrament of the Altar in the afternoon.
‘0 Christ Jesus, Word Incarnate, I want to prepare for you a dwelling within me, but I am incapable of that work. 0 Eternal Wisdom, I ask you to dispose my soul to become your temple through your infinite merits; make me be attached to you alone. I offer you my actions and my sufferings of this day, in order that you may make them pleasing to your Divine gaze, and that tomorrow I do not come before you with empty hands.’
Such a prayer is excellent; the day is thus directed towards union with Christ. Love, the mainspring of union, envelops our acts; and, far from murmuring at what happens to us that is disagreeable, tiresome, we offer it to Christ by a movement of tender love, and thus the soul will find itself prepared, wholly naturally as it were, when the moment of receiving its God comes.”
(From Christ, The Life of the Soul by Blessed Columba Marmion)