The Eucharistic

The Pearl of Great Price

Jesus asked his disciples in the garden of Gethsemane to watch one hour with him. Eucharistic adoration is an opportunity to respond to Jesus' request. The devotion of the holy hour before the Blessed Sacrament has through the centuries been a privilege time for Christians to pray and meditate in the very presence of our Lord. Even if we are unable to find one whole hour, we can still devote what is today called quality time to our relationship with Jesus. There is no set formula for Eucharistic adoration. An act of adoration is a good way of acknowledging that we are in the presence of God himself. During prayer, our minds often become distracted, perhaps we even feel bored. If so, it is helpful to divide the time into reading Scripture, meditation and prayer. Above all, remember that the spirit to comes to our help in our weakness, four, when we do not know how to pray properly, then the spirit personally makes our petitions for us in size that cannot be put into words. (Rom 8:26)