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7 Powerful Benefits of Making a Holy Hour of Adoration

7 Powerful Benefits of Making a Holy Hour of Adoration

Did you know that Adoration – prayer and meditation in front of the Blessed Sacrament (Eucharist), whether in front of a closed Tabernacle or in front of the exposed host in a monstrance (exposition) – is a centuries-old practice? Our earliest Christian brothers and sisters knew that present in the exposed Eucharist, Jesus Christ was truly and completely present before them … just as He is to us today.

7 Powerful Benefits of Making a Holy Hour of Adoration

The night before He suffered, Jesus looked far into future ages and saw that the greatest hunger of our human heart would be for His divine friendship, companionship, and presence in our earthly exile. What is so incredible is that He has made Himself physically present with us, night and day, in the tabernacle.

Exercise your faith and go to Jesus who awaits you in the Blessed Sacrament of His love. No moment in His Sacramental presence ever goes unrewarded. As you read the below quotes in these 7 Powerful Benefits of Making a Holy Hour of Adoration (Words from the Saints), try to spend a few moments in prayerful consideration of each quote.

7 Powerful Benefits of Making a Holy Hour of Adoration – Words from the Saints

1) Every Holy Hour has eternal merit

“Every Holy Hour we make so pleases the Heart of Jesus that it is recorded in Heaven and retold for all eternity!” – St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta

“I understand that, each time we contemplate with desire and devotion the Host in which is hidden Christ’s Eucharistic Body, we increase our merits in Heaven and secure special joys to be ours later in the beatific vision of God”St. Gertrude.

2) The Holy Hour will strengthen the spiritual lives of your family

“Perpetual Adoration extends its influence far beyond the individual adorers, touching their homes and families and reaching out to the parish community and beyond” – Pope Paul VI.

“The spiritual lives of our families are strengthened through our Holy Hour” – Saint John Paul II.

3) Through the Eucharist, you are able to receive a greater abundance of graces

“Our Lord hears our prayers anywhere, but He has revealed to His servants that those who visit Him in the Eucharist will obtain a more abundant measure of grace” – St. Alphonsus Ligouri.

“Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament has His hands full of graces and He is ready to bestow them on anyone who asks for them” – St. Peter of Alcantara.

4) In the Eucharist, you will find a peace and consolation that the world cannot give

“Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament consoles a soul far beyond what the world can offer” – St. Alphonsus Ligouri.

“A Holy Hour (of Adoration) will give you more strength during life and more consolation at the hour of your death and eternity” – St. Alphonsus Ligouri.

5) A Holy Hour will give you strength to do great things

“During a Holy Hour our Lord gives us the courage to cope with our natural fears, the ability to undertake great things for the sake of His Name, and the power to undergo great trials” – Fr. John Hardon, SJ.

6) Spending time before the Eucharist is one of the best means of growing spiritually and cultivating a deep relationship with Christ

“Neither theological knowledge nor social action alone is enough to keep us in love with Christ unless both are proceeded by a personal encounter with Him in Adoration” – Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen.

“Even a quarter of an hour’s prayer in front of the Eucharist perhaps gains more graces than all the other spiritual exercises of the day (outside of Mass)” – St. Alphonsus Ligouri.

If it’s been awhile since you’ve been to a Holy Hour of Adoration, do not delay! And if you don’t know much about it, this is definitely a subject matter you want to take the time to learn more about. God bless you on your journey of faith!

Three Primary Rules for Adoration

  1. Be silent: Be as still and as quiet as possible both interiorly and exteriorly;
  2. Be attentive: It is not simply a reading hour – reading should be an entry-point to pray. Rather make sure to come before the host in all reverence ready to pray and hear from your Lord;
  3. Be alert: Sit, stand, or kneel respectfully. Quick tip: If you get sleepy, stand up!

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