Prayer For First Holy Communion Candidates

Lord, give us the wisdom and the courage to help our children as you would
to develop in them a Christ-like love for all people
To nurture in them a desire to give and not simply to take to teach them to be doers of Your Holy Word.
Guide us in our parental responsibilities strengthen our love as a family
so that we may work together in coming closer to You.
May we be the expression of Your love to our children
so that each day will be as today
Your love received and shared
to help us be one in the Body of Christ.

Lord Jesus, I love and adore you.

You're a special friend to me.

Welcome, Lord Jesus, O welcome.

Thank you for coming to me.

Thank you, Lord Jesus, O thank you

For giving yourself to me.

Make me strong to show your love

Wherever I may be.

Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask you to stay

Close by me forever and love me, I pray.

Bless all of us children in your loving care

And bring us to heaven to live with you there.

I'm ready now, Lord Jesus,

To show how much I care.

I'm ready now to give your love

At home and everywhere.


Our Father who art in heaven,

hallowed be Thy name;

Thy Kingdom come;

Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread;

and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the

Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was

in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be,

world without end.


Dear God, I know that You give me many gifts.
The gift of Your Son, Jesus Christ in Holy Communion
is the greatest of all. How can I ever thank You
enough for this special gift?

At Mass we are called to be like Jesus, by loving
and serving one another in the world.

As I become more like Him, please continue to
help me. Show me the places and ways that
I can bring Your love, kindness, and peace
to others....
in my family,
in my neighborhood,
in my community,
with my friends.

I ask this in Jesus' name. Amen.

Lord Jesus Christ, in the Sacrament of the Eucharist You left us the outstanding manifestation of your limitless love for us.
Thank You for giving our child the opportunity to experience this love in receiving the Sacrament for the first time.
May your Eucharist presence keep him/her ever free from sin, fortified in faith,
pervaded by love for God and neighbor, and fruitful in virtue,
that he/she may continue to receive You throughout life
and attain final union with You at death.

Lord Jesus Christ, bless the children coming forward to receive Holy Communion for the first time.

May this day be the step toward a life-long love of the Eucharist.

Give them a hunger for this sacred food so that they turn to you for comfort, guidance, and wisdom as they grow into full discipleship.

Thank you for their innocence and goodness.

May their hands, extended in anticipation of your body and blood, inspire all of us to cherish this sacred Sacrament. Amen.

O Jesus, You have loved us with such exceedingly great love as to give us the ineffable gift of the Holy Eucharist, inflame us with a burning zeal to promote Your glory by praying for (your child's name) to prepare worthily to approach Your holy table for the first time. Protect, O Sacred Heart of Jesus, this young soul from the assaults of evil, strengthen his/her faith, increase his/her love and endow him/her with all the virtues that will make him/her worthy to receive You. Amen.

Saint John the Baptist, forerunner of the Messiah, prepare the way for Jesus in the heart of (your child) Saint Tarcisius, keep safe the children who are making their first Communion.