“The Church and the world have a great need for Eucharistic worship. Jesus awaits us in this sacrament of love. Let us not refuse the time to go to meet him in adoration, in contemplation full of faith, and open to making amends for the serious offenses and crimes of the world. Let our adoration never cease.”
-Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1380
Guide to Adoration
- Spiritual Reading: Incorporating reading can help guide prayer time.
- Lectio Divina: A form of prayer that encourages reflection on a particular scripture passage.
- Prayer for Others: Remember those for whom you have promised to pray.
- Sitting in Silence: St. John Vianney once asked a farmer what he did when he came to pray in Eucharistic Adoration, to which the man replied, “I look at him and He looks at me.”
- To learn more about Adoration, visit Word on Fire.
Resources for Adoration
- National Eucharistic Revival – Learn, Grow, Share
- List of Holy Hours – USCCB
- Hallow App – The Eucharist: Catholic Guide to Adoration and Holy Communion Prayers
- DEVOTION: Eucharistic Adoration – Military Council of Catholic Women
- Military Council of Catholic Women Regional Retreats: The Christ in Me
- Adoration prayer from the Knights of the Holy Eucharist
- “Becoming Eucharistic People” Supplemental Resources – McGrath Institute for Church Life, University of Notre Dame
- Eucharist: Presence – Formed, The Augustine Institute
Resources for Purchase
Prayer Companion for Eucharistic Adoration – USCCB, 2019
The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church – USCCB, 2022
Pocket Guide to Adoration – Ascension Press
The Handy Little Guide to Adoration – OSV, 2018