|Statement||by a Scottish Presbyter.|
|Contributions||Keble, John, 1792-1866.|
Adoration is a sign of devotion to and worship of Jesus who is present Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity, in the Eucharist. Spending time with the Eucharistic Presence of our Lord is a continuation of the Celebration of the Eucharist at mass. You can come and spend as much time with the Eucharistic Presence of our Lord as you like during these hours. Presence of Your Son, Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist. We are obliged to adore Him, to give Him thanks and to make reparation for sins. We need Your peace in our hearts and among nations. We need conversion from our sins and the mercy of Your forgiveness. May we obtain this through prayer and our union with the Eucharistic Lord. Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration is a bit of heaven on earth because in perpetual adoration Jesus is continuously adored by the faithful here on earth, just as He is continuously adored by the angels and saints in heaven. Pope John Paul II tells us in Dominicae Cenae: File Size: 16KB. He is the best marriage counselor, greatest teacher, powerful healer, and wisest friend. Find the peace that only comes from God. Jesus is calling you home t.
What is Eucharistic Adoration? Eucharistic adoration is a prayer and form of worship that is offered to the Lord through His most Blessed Sacrament. Eucharistic adoration can be done in community or individually. In community, Eucharistic adoration is often led by the priest in a parish. In this form of worship, the Blessed Sacrament is taken from the adoration chapel and exposed in the . "To visit the Blessed Sacrament is a proof of gratitude, an expression of love, and a duty of adoration toward Christ our Lord" (Paul VI, MF 66). Having passed from this world to the Father, Christ gives us in the Eucharist the pledge of glory with him. Participation in the Holy Sacrifice identifies us with his Heart, sustains our strength along the pilgrimage of this life, makes us long for eternal life, . Soul of Christ, sanctify me. Body of Christ, save me. Blood of Christ, inebriate me. Water from the side of Christ, wash me. Passion of Christ, strengthen me. O good Jesus, hear me. Within your wounds conceal me. Do not permit me to be parted from you. From the evil foe protect me. At the hour of my death call me. And bid me come to you. Adoration of the Most Holy Eucharist Adoration is an opportunity to dialogue personally with Christ, to get to know and love him more intimately, to make reparation for our sins and those of mankind, to thank him for his testimony of self-giving and love, to offer our own struggles in favor of his kingdom, and to pray for the needs of the Church, our own family, the world, and ourselves.
From a theological perspective, the adoration is a form of latria, based on the tenet of the real presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. Christian meditation performed in the presence of the Eucharist outside Mass is called Eucharistic meditation. It has been practiced by such as Peter Julian Eymard, Jean Vianney and Thérèse of Lisieux. Many chapels and parishes partake in Eucharistic Adoration. During this time of devotion, time is dedicated to silent prayer and meditation before the Eucharist. Here is a look at some of the best prayers for Eucharistic Adoration to share during this time. Ignatius of Antioch (born c. 35 or 50, died between 98 and ), one of the Apostolic Fathers, mentions the Eucharist as "the flesh of our Saviour Jesus Christ", and Justin Martyr speaks of it as more than a meal: "the food over which the prayer of thanksgiving, the word received from Christ, has been said is the flesh and blood of this Jesus who became flesh and the deacons carry some to those who are . Holy hours are the Roman Catholic devotional tradition of spending an hour in Eucharistic Adoration in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. The bishops have created a variety of holy hours that focus our prayer to Jesus Christ on peace, life, vocations, and other topics that are at the heart of the life of the Church and the world.