Adoration

Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration is an expression of our love for Jesus, who loves us so much that He never wants to leave us and so stays with us day and night in the Blessed Sacrament. For He says:  "Behold I am with you always," because "I have loved you with an everlasting love. And constant is my affection for you,"  (Mt 28:20; Jer 31:3).

Pope John Paul II, in the Evangelium Vitae, (The Gospel of Life) states, "Furthermore, Christ's blood reveals to man that his greatness, and therefore his vocation, consists in the sincere gift of self. Precisely because it is poured out as the gift of life, the blood of Christ is no longer a sign of death, of definitive separation from the brethren, but the instrument of a communion which is richness of life for all. Whoever in the Sacrament of the Eucharist drinks this blood and abides in Jesus (cf. Jn 6:56) is drawn into the dynamism of his love and gift of life, in order to bring to its fullness the original vocation of love which belongs to everyone" (cf. Gen 1:27; 2:18-24). 

Spend a Specific Hour Each Week with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

Jesus "waits for us in this Sacrament of Love," where He appeals to each one of us: "Could you not watch one hour with me?,"  (Mt. 6:40).

This hour that Jesus wants you to spend with Him is spent any way you want to: reading the Holy Bible; praying the Holy Rosary; with your favorite prayer book; speaking to Jesus heart to Heart, as one does with a friend; you may be so tired or troubled or worn out, that you may just want to sit, and relax, and enjoy the sweet peace that comes from simply being with the One who loves you the most, Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

Eucharistic Thought: Grace and Truth

"God taught the people of the old covenant how to celebrate the ritual offered to him in atonement for the sins of men. But you have come to Christ, the true high priest. Through his blood he has made God turn to you in mercy and has reconciled you with the Father. You must not think simply of ordinary blood but you must learn to recognize instead the blood of the Word. Listen to him as he tells you: This is my blood, which will be shed for you for the forgiveness of sins." (Origen)

Perpetual Adoration Prayer

Heavenly Father, increase our faith in the Real 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 attain this through prayer and our union with the Eucharistic Lord.  Please send down the Holy Spirit upon all peoples to give them the love, courage, strength and willingness to respond to the invitation to Eucharistic Adoration.  We beseech You to spread Perpetual Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament in parishes around the world.  We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord.  AMEN

Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament help us to spread the glory of Your Son through Perpetual Adoration.    (Corpus Christi Institute, March 1986)