Saint Peter Julian Eymard's Paraphrased Our Father

July 23, 1995
Brother John Raymond

	In 1811 St. Peter Julian Eymard was born in the diocese of
 Grenoble, France. In 1851 during a pilgrimage he wrote, "One idea
 haunted me, and it was this: that Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament had
 no religious institute to glorify His mystery of love (the Holy
 Eucharist)...There ought to be one...I promised Mary to devote
 myself to this end." He founded the Congregation of Priests of the
 Most Blessed Sacrament. Further he founded an Order of sisters
 called the Servants of the Blessed Sacrament; both are dedicated to
 Eucharistic Adoration. Also he began the Priests' Eucharistic League
 and for the laity the Archconfraternity of the Blessed Sacrament. He
 died in 1868. He was canonized in 1962 during the Second Vatican
 Council. His feast day is August 1st.

The "Our Father" paraphrased by St. Peter Julian Eymard

	Our Father Who art in Heaven - "In the heaven of the Eucharist,
 to You Who are seated on the throne of grace and love, be
 benediction, and honor, and power and glory for ever and ever!"
	Hallowed be Your Name - "first in myself, through the spirit of
 Your humility, obedience, and charity. May I in all humility and
 zeal make You known, loved and adored by all men in the Holy
	Thy Kingdom come - "Thy Eucharistic kingdom. Rule forever over us
 for Your greater glory through the power of Your love, the triumph
 of Your virtues and the grace of a Eucharistic vocation in my state
 as a layman. Grant me the grace of Your love so that I may be able
 to effectively extend Your Eucharistic kingdom everywhere and
 realize the desire You expressed: 'I have come to cast fire on the
 earth; and what will I, but that it be kindled!' O that I might be
 the incendiaries of this heavenly fire!"
	Thy Will be done on earth as it is in Heaven - "Grant me the
 grace to find all my joy in wanting You alone, in desiring You alone
 and in thinking of You alone. Grant that by denying myself, I may
 find light and life in obeying Your good, acceptable and perfect
 Will. I will what You will. I will it because You will it. I will it
 as You will it. I will it as long as You will it. Keep my thoughts
 and desires purely from You, for You and in You."
	Give us this day our daily bread - "You are our Eucharistic Lord
 and You alone will be my food and clothing, my riches and glory, my
 remedy in illness and my protection against all evil. You will be
 all things to me."
	And forgive us our trespasses - "Forgive me Jesus, for I am sorry
 for all my sins just as they stand in Your eyes."
	As we forgive those who trespass against us - "For anyone who has
 offended me in any way, with my whole heart I forgive them and
 desire for them the gifts of Your love."
	And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil -
 "Deliver me Jesus, from the demon of pride, impurity, discord and
 complacency. Deliver me from the cares and worries of life so that
 with a pure heart and a free mind I may joyfully spend my life and
 devote all that I am and all that I have in the service of You my
 Eucharistic Lord."
	Amen - "In You, O Lord Jesus, have I hoped; let me not be
 confounded forever. You alone are good. You alone are powerful. You
 alone are eternal. To You alone be honor and glory, love and
 thanksgiving forever and ever."