Lord, You have given me a body
for it to help me fulfill my mission on earth and for eternity.
By baptism, it was consecrated just as was my soul.
Today I renew that consecration
and submit my body to your service.
Help me acquire over my body absolute control,
so that it will
always be an instrument, not a tyrant.
Give it strength
Help me reject whatever is harmful to it:
too much eating, drinking, smoking; abuse of drug or sex.
Help me have the will
to deprive it at times of normal pleasures
and as exercises in character
May the frequent contact with your Body in the holy Eucharist
make it sound and pure.
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Come, virgins chaste; pure brides, draw near:
Let Earth exult and Heaven hear
The Hymn that grateful accents raise,
Our song of joy in Rita's praise.
By fast her sinless frame is weak;
Her livid flesh the scourges streak.
In pity for her Savior's woes,
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