" When he returned to his disciples he found them asleep. He said to Peter, "So you could not keep watch with me for one hour?" Matthew 26:40
What is Adoration?
Adoration is when the Blessed Sacrament is adored by the faithful. A Consecrated Host is placed in the center of the Monstrance and is on exhibition for all to worship and see. Jesus is present body, blood, soul and divinity in the Consecrated Host.
What do I do in Adoration?
Do not let yourself be intimidated to go to Adoration. It can be a time of peace, thankfulness, reflection and time spent with Jesus. Your heart will grow spiritually and you will find it calming to your soul. Adoration is a time for prayer and reflection. Some suggestions are to pray a Rosary, reflect upon a Scripture or maybe read. You can also just sit quietly and be in the presence of God.
A Prayer of Adoration of the Eucharist
My LORD Jesus Christ, Who because of Your love for men remain night and day in the Blessed Sacrament, full of pity and of love, awaiting, calling and welcoming all who come to visit You, I believe that You are present here on the altar. I adore You, and I thank You for all the graces You have bestowed on me, especially for having given me Yourself in this Sacrament, for having given me Your most holy Mother Mary to plead for me, and for having called me to visit You in this church.
I now salute Your most loving Heart, and that for three ends: first, in thanksgiving for this great gift; secondly, to make amends to You for all the outrages committed against You in this Sacrament by Your enemies; thirdly, I intend by this visit to adore You in all the places on earth in which You are present in the Blessed Sacrament and in which You are least honored and most abandoned.
My Jesus, I love You with my whole heart. I am very sorry for having so many times offended Your infinite goodness. With the help of Your grace, I purpose never to offend You again. And now, unworthy though I am, I consecrate myself to You without reserve. I renounce and give entirely to You my will, my affection, my desires and all that I possess. For the future, dispose of me and all I have as You please.
All I ask of You is Your holy love, final perseverance and that I may carry out Your will perfectly. I recommend to You the souls in Purgatory, especially those who had the greatest devotion to
the Blessed Sacrament and to the Blessed Virgin Mary. I also recommend to You all poor sinners.
Finally, my dear Saviour, I unite all my desires with the desires of Your most loving Heart; and I offer them, thus united, to the Eternal Father, and beseech Him, in Your name and for love of You, to accept and grant them. - St. Alphonsus Liguori
Adoration is every Tuesday from 9:15 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. You are welcome to participate at any time during these hours or to be added to the schedule you can contact the parish office manager at 419-447-2087 or you can email her.