"I put before you the one great thing to love on earth: the Blessed Sacrament." —J.R.R. Tolkien Eucharistic adoration according to Fr. Frederick Faber is “the queen of all devotions.” Pope St. Pius X taught that it was the devotion “most profitable for our salvation.” And St. Gemma Galgani treasured it as “the school of Paradise where one learns how to love.” So many popes and saints exhort us to spend time with our Eucharistic Lord. And the Manual for Eucharistic Adoration will enrich your hours with Him. Part One, “Preparing for Eucharistic Adoration,” answers these questions: -What is Eucharistic adoration, and why is it so important? -What does Scripture teach about this devotion? -What are the fruit of Eucharistic adoration? -How should I spend my time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament? Part Two, “Aids in Eucharistic Adoration,” provides these essential resources: -Teaching about the Eucharist from Scripture and Church documents -Scripture verses for adoration, wisdom and inspiration from saints especially devoted to our Eucharistic Lord -Prayers, Rosary meditations, reflections and hymns Mother Teresa once said: “The time you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the best time you will spend on earth.” Take this great saint’s words to heart. Then take the Manual for Eucharistic Adoration when you go to meet Him, and keep it with you Spiritual Communions and other moments of spontaneous adoration throughout the day.
Eucharistic Texts and Prayers Throughout Church History
Author: Daniel Guernsey
Publisher: Ignatius Press
This classic collection offers rich meditation material before the Blessed Sacrament, providing prayerful souls with insights gleaned from the wealth of Church teaching and tradition. The selections are drawn from a variety of sources and times. They come from the Old and New Testaments, the Church Fathers, great saints, popes, councils, traditional prayers. These prayers and meditations offer a rich view of the Eucharist, and their unique perspectives are intended to aid us in our understanding, appreciation and worship of this Sacrament of Sacraments.
The practice of Eucharistic Adoration is growing in popularity across the country, but knowing exactly what to do and what to say during the hour you keep watch can be difficult. Now Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, author of In the Presence of Our Lord, the best-selling examination of the practice of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, has created a prayer book just for Eucharistic Adoration. Combining traditional prayers with modern ones, this compact volume is ideal for Perpetual Adoration, as well as private meditation and personal reflection. With his deep love for the Blessed Sacrament and his profound sense of the sacred, Fr. Groeschel has assembled a book that is sure to enrich your prayer life and strengthen your faith.
This gemlike collection of lovely Eucharistic prayers and readings will become a treasured companion to everyone who longs to make devotion to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament an integral part of daily, or weekly, life.