One last thought.
After receiving I'm usually just quiet with my own prayers of thanksgiving, but today, for some reason (I was told, I know it!) I turned to the section of the St. Andrew Missal, Thanksgiving After Mass And Holy Communion. I opened to the Prayer of St. Thomas Aquinas, which I don't recall ever reading, but thought I must share. This is an unbelievably moving and beautiful prayer.
I give Thee thanks, O holy Lord, Father almighty, eternal
God, who hast vouchsafed, not for any merits of mine, but
solely out of the condescension of Thy mercy, to satisfy me
a sinner, Thine unworthy servant, with the precious Body
and Blood of Thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ. I pray that
this holy Communion be not to me a condemnation unto
punishment, but a saving plea unto forgiveness. May it be
unto me the armour of faith and the shield of good will.
May it be the emptying out of my vices, the extinction of all
concupiscence and lust, the increase of charity and patience,
of humility and obedience, and of all virtues; a strong defense
against the snares of all enemies, visible and invisible; the
perfect quieting of all my evil impulses, both fleshly and
ghostly; a firm cleaving unto Thee, the one true God; and
a pledge of a blessed destiny. And I beseech Thee, that
Thou wouldst vouchsafe to bring me, a sinner to that inef-
fable banquet, where Thou, with Thy Son and the Holy
Ghost, art to Thy saints true light, fullness of content, eternal
joy, gladness without alloy and perfect bliss. Through the
same Christ our Lord. Amen.