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Unsure of What Prayers to Say Next Time You Go To Adoration? Try These!

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Fr. Mitchell Brown
Fr. Mitchell Brown
Fr. Brown is the Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart Cathedral in Gallup, NM.

Chaplet of the Holy Eucharist

Using regular rosary beads:

  1. Begin with the Sign of the Cross, an Our Father, and three Hail Marys.
  2. Make the spiritual communion of St. Alphonsus:

My Jesus, I believe that Thou art present in the Blessed Sacrament. I love Thee above all things and I desire Thee in my soul. Since I cannot now receive Thee sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. As though Thou wert already there, I embrace Thee and unite myself wholly to Thee; permit not that I should ever be separated from Thee. Amen.

  1. On the Our Father beads, say the Fatima prayer about the Eucharist:

Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly, and I offer You the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifference with which He Himself is offended. And, through the infinite merits of His most Sacred Heart, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of You the conversion of poor sinners.

  1. On the Hail Mary beads, say this prayer:

O Sacrament most Holy, O Sacrament Divine, all praise and all thanksgiving be every moment Thine.

  1. Finish with this prayer to our Lady of the Eucharist from the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist:

O Virgin Immaculate, who after the Ascension of thy Divine Son consoled thy exile on earth by the Real Presence of Jesus in the Sacrament, and spent before the tabernacle the greater part of thy days and even thy nights, make us comprehend the treasure we possess on the altar. Inspire us to often visit the God of Love in the Sacrament in which He abides to receive the homage that He deserves by so many titles and to guide, protect and console us in this exile.

The Hidden Majesty: A Poem

We gaze upon Your Majesty,
Now hidden from our eyes,
And see with glorious
wonderment
Your Myst’ries in disguise:

The Paschal Triumphs here
ensconced
And Your Humanity.
Behold we too our Most High
God,
To Whom we bend the knee.

Your Sacred, Precious, Body,
Blood,
Our life strait from the Vine,
Beneath appearances of bread
And shimmerings of wine.

That Holiness which purges sin,
And from which demons flee,
Is given to us here below
To set us truly free.

Sweet Jesus, present to us here
We beg You, hear our pray’r
To make us ever more like You
And save us from the snare.
Amen.

At the Feet of Christ in the Eucharist

By St. Faustina

O Jesus, Divine Prisoner of Love, when I consider Your love and how You emptied Yourself for me, my senses deaden. You hide Your inconceivable majesty and lower Yourself to miserable me. O king of Glory, though You hide Your beauty, yet the eye of my soul rends the veil. I see the angelic choirs giving You honor without cease, and all the heavenly Powers praising You without cease, and without cease they are saying: Holy, Holy, Holy.

Oh, who will comprehend Your love and Your unfathomable mercy toward us! O Prisoner of Love, I lock up my poor heart in this tabernacle that it may adore You without cease night and day. I know of no obstacle in this adoration: and even though I be physically distant, my heart is always with You. Nothing can put a stop to my love for You. No obstacles exist for me…

O Holy Trinity, One and Indivisible God, may You be blessed for this great gift and testament of mercy. Amen.

I adore You, Lord and Creator, hidden in the Most Blessed Sacrament. I adore You for all the works of Your hands, that reveal to me so much wisdom, goodness and mercy, O Lord. You have spread so much beauty over the earth and it tells me about Your beauty, even though these beautiful things are but a faint reflection of You, incomprehensible Beauty. And although You have hidden Yourself and concealed your beauty, my eye, enlightened by faith, reaches You and my souls recognizes its Creator, its Highest Good, and my heart is completely immersed in prayer of adoration.

My Lord and Creator, Your goodness encourages me to converse with You. Your mercy abolishes the chasm which separates the Creator from the creature. To converse with You, O Lord, is the delight of my heart. In You I find everything that my heart could desire. Here Your light illumines my mind, enabling it to know You more and more deeply. Here streams of grace flow down upon my heart. Here my soul draws eternal life. O my Lord and Creator, You alone, beyond all these gifts, give Your own self to me and unite Yourself intimately with Your miserable creature.

O Christ, let my greatest delight be to see You loved and Your praise and glory proclaimed, especially the honor of Your mercy. O Christ, let me glorify Your goodness and mercy to the last moment of my life, with every drop of my blood and every beat of my heart. Would that I be transformed into a hymn of adoration of You. When I find myself on my deathbed, may the last beat of my heart be a loving hymn glorifying Your unfathomable mercy. Amen.

Prayer for the Spread of Perpetual Adoration

By Pope St. John Paul II

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 obtain 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.

A Short Visit to the Blessed Sacrament Before Meditation

By St. John Henry Newman

I place myself in the presence of Him, in whose Incarnate Presence I am before. I place myself there.

I adore Thee, O my Saviour, present here as God and man, in soul and body, in true flesh and blood.

I acknowledge and confess that I kneel before that Sacred Humanity, which was conceived in Mary’s womb and lay in Mary’s bosom; which grew up to man’s estate, and by the Sea of Galilee called the Twelve, wrought miracles, and spoke words of wisdom and peace; which in due season hung on the cross, lay in the tomb, rose from the dead, and now reigns in heaven.

I praise, and bless, and give myself wholly to Him, Who is the true Bread of my soul, and my everlasting joy. Amen.

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