The faithful are to hold the Eucharist in highest honor… worshiping it with supreme adoration. (Code of Canon Law – #898)
The Eucharistic Adoration Chapel is a place of deep reverence towards God. Thus, silence is the traditional norm. Additionally, genuflecting , kneeling, and bowing before our Eucharistic Lord are important ways to pay our homage outwardly. There are many ways to adore Christ inwardly during your holy hour of prayer. It is best to let God’s Holy Spirit guide you in this manner. However, if you are new to adoration, you may find it easier to focus your holy hour on the greatest commandment. In Holy Scripture, Jesus states that the first and greatest commandment is to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. In light of this, follow these practices:
Love God with all your heart:
Spend some quiet time just thanking God and meditating on the goodness, blessings, and love God has shown you. Pour your heart out to God with love and humility. This will help strengthen the bond of your personal relationship with Christ.
Love God with all your soul:
Take time to communicate your intentions before God. Your holy hour is a beautiful time to pray the rosary, the chaplet of divine mercy, or just a sincere prayer that is in your heart. For more information on powerful prayers to pray in God’s Presence, click on the link in our prayer section.
Love God with all your mind:
A holy hour is a good time to meditate and reflect on God’s Holy Word in the Bible. The adoration chapel also has a collection of various spiritual books that can help you draw closer to God and inspire your spirit.
Love God with all your strength:
Committing to spending an hour with God on a weekly basis takes a lot of strength and fortitude of spirit, because there are so many demands and temptations in today’s busy world that pull us in many other directions. However, spending time with Jesus brings great spiritual rewards. What could be more important than time alone with God?