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Eucharistic Adoration



For those who believe in the Bible and the Lord's Supper and The Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is a natural impulse. The faithful believe that the Consecrated Bread miraculously becomes Jesus' Body, a teaching well supported by Scripture and reason, as the preceeding links demonstrate! So the following is a series of possible songs, prayers and meditations that a parish may wish to use in establishing their Eucharistic Adoration.





The Eucharist is the fulfillment of our Lord's command.


Opening Song: "O Sacrament Most Holy"



(Refrain) O Sacrament Most Holy, O Sacrament Divine!

All praise and all thanksgiving be every moment Thine! To Jesus Christ give glory, God's Co-Eternal Son. As members of His Body, we live in Him as one. (Refrain)


Consecration




LORD GOD, I know I am but a poor sinner; but I also believe in You, and Your love for me.

I believe that You gave me life, and that You provide me with all that is good.

I believe that You offered me salvation through Your suffering and death. Thank you, Lord Jesus. You asked Your disciples during Your agony in the garden to watch with You one hour, let me share this sacred hour now with You.

My Divine Savior, I may not have much to offer in return for Your gift of life; but I offer You all that I have.

Lord Jesus, You taught me in Your Sacred Scriptures to unite my sufferings with Yours; bless and accept the trials and pains of my life. Sanctify me through your life giving Sacraments, and teach me through Your Hallowed Word.

Help me to properly offer up to You in praise and thanksgiving all my sufferings, as well as my joys. When I am weak, make me strong in You. When I feel doubts, remind me that even the faith the size of a mustard seed can move mountains.

Lord Jesus, You taught me in the Scriptures to take up my personal cross and follow you. When I fall under my cross, Lord, help me to rise and continue on, straightened by Your love for me, just as You did.

My Lord and God, Your Holy Word teaches us to seek first Your Holy Kingdom, and You promise all good things in return. Please help me to make You the first priority in my life, in my work, in my prayer, in my study, in my recreation, in my growth. I offer You my life, knowing it is made worthy only through Your saving grace. Amen.





The Eucharist is a Sacrament of Eternal Life - we have Jesus' Word on it!


Memorare



(Think about your intentions, for those who are sick, or in need, etc. Carefully say the words of each prayer. Non-Catholics who may not as yet fully understand might want to click on this link first.)

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, sought thy help or interecesion was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I flee unto you, Virgin of Virgin, my Mother, to you I come, before thee I stand sinful and sorrowful. Mother of the Word Incarnate despise not my prayer (petitions), but hear and answer me. Amen. (Now say one "Our Father," one "Hail Mary," and one "Glory Be.")


Meditation Song/Prayer: based on the 'Anima Christi'


("Soul of Christ")
Lyrics - John Michael Talbot


Soul of Christ, sanctify my soul.
Broken body of Christ, make me whole.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
Within your wounds I hide, never to leave.
And at the hour of my death, guide me and bid me to come
With your saints I will rest...(pause)...

Soul of Christ, sanctify
my soul; Broken body of Christ, make me whole.





Confession is Reconcilliation with God - a healing Sacrament from Jesus!


Meditation Song/Prayer: 'Confession'


(Based on 1 John 1)
Lyrics - John Michael Talbot


I see a struggle now within, alive in my soul, as I'm dying to sin.
I do the things that I hate, so I hate what I do, who will deliver me?

Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ, for there is no condemnation at all.

This is the message we have heard, we have seen with our eyes, we have touched with hands.
The Word of Life appeared, the Word became flesh, the Word dwelt among us.
The Word of Life, the God of Life, and in Him there is no darkness at all.

If we claim to have fellowship with him, yet we walk in the dark, we live in a lie.
IF we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves, the Word is not within us.
If we confess our sins, and cry out to God, he will forgive and purify our human hearts.
For those who are in Jesus Christ, He has given us of the Spirit of God.
I see a struggle now within, alive in my soul, as I'm dying to sin...


Adoration-Litany




(priest/deacon) Lord, have mercy on us (response) Christ have mercy on us
Lord have mercy on us, Christ hear us. Christ, graciously hear us
God the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the World, have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Son of the Eternal Father, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, formed in the womb of the Virgin Mother by the Holy Spirit, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, substantially united to the Word of God, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, of infinite majesty, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, holy temple of God, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, tabernacle of the Most High, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, house of God and Gate of Heaven, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, burning furnace of charity, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, vessel of justice and love, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, full of goodness and love, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, abyss of all virtues, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, most worthy of all praise, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, King and center of all hearts, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, in whom are the treasures of all wisdom and knowledge, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, in Whom the Father was well pleased, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, in Whose fullness we have all received, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, desire of the everlasting hill, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, patient and abounding in mercy, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, rich unto all who call upon thee, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, fountain of life and holiness, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Propitiation for our sins, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, filled with reproaches, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, bruised for our offenses, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, obedient unto death, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, pierced with a lance, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Source of all consolation, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, our Life and Resurrection, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, our Peace and Reconciliation, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Victim for our Sins, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Salvation for those who hope in thee, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, Hope of those who die in thee, have mercy on us.
Heart of Jesus, delight of all saints, have mercy on us.

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us, O Lord.

Jesus Meek and Humble of Heart, make our hearts like unto thine.
Amen!



Meditation Song/Prayer: Hiding Place (based on Psalm 32)
Lyrics - John Michael Talbot


You are my hiding place, O Lord. You save me in my distress.
You are my hiding place, you save me from distress. You surround my soul with cries of deliverance.

Let every good man pray to you, in his hour of need. Flood waters may reach high, but him they shall not reach
Let every good man pray in his hour of need.

You are my hiding place O Lord. You gaze into the secrets of my soul.

A hidden secret wastes my frame. I groan through the night, and cry through the day.
I will confess my sin, my guilt I will not hide. I will confess my pride and God will forgive.
You are my hiding place, O Lord, You gaze into the secrets of my soul. You are my hiding place, O Lord...


Memorare




Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, sought thy help or interecesion was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I flee unto you, Virgin of Virgin, my Mother, to you I come, before thee I stand sinful and sorrowful. Mother of the Word Incarnate despise not my prayer, but hear and answer me. Amen. (Now say one "Our Father," one "Hail Mary," and one "Glory Be.")


Tantum Ergo


(Humbly Let Us Voice Our Homage)

1. Humbly let us voice our homage        Tantum ergo Sacramentum
For so great a sacrament;         Veneremur cernui;
Let all former rites surrender         Et antiquum documentum
To the Lord's New Testament;         Novo cedat ritui;
What the senses fail to fathom         Praestet fides supplementum
Let us grasp through faith's consent!         Sensuum defectui.
2. Glory, honor, adoration         Genitori, Genitoque
Let us sing with one accord!         Laus et jubilatio,
Praised be God, almighty Father         Salus, honor, virtus quoque
Praised be Christ, his Son, our Lord;         Sit et benedictio:
Praised be God the Holy Spirit;         Procedenti ab utroque
Triune Godhead, be adored! Amen.         Compar sit laudatio! Amen.


Let us pray. Lord our God, in this great Sacrament, we come into the presence of Jesus Christ, your Son.
Born of the Virgin Mary and crucified for our salvation.
May we declare our faith in this fountain of love and mercy and drink from it the water of everlasting life.
We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.


The Divine Praises




Blest be God.
Blest be His holy name.
Blest be Jesus Christ, true God and true man.
Blest be the name of Jesus.
Blest be His most Sacred Heart.
Blest be His most precious Blood.
Blest be Jesus in the most Holy Sacrament of the altar.
Blest be the Holy Spirit, the Consoler.
Blest be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.
Blest be her holy and Immaculate Conception.
Blest be her glorious Assumption into Heaven.
Blest be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
Blest be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blest be God in His angels and in His saints, forever, Amen.


Song: Holy God, We Praise Thy Name




HOLY GOD, WE PRAISE THY NAME, Lord of all, we bow before Thee.
All on earth, thy rule acclaim. All in heaven above adore thee!
Infinite Thy vast domain. Everlasting is Thy Reign!

Hark the loud celestial hymn. Angels choirs above are raising.
Cherubim and seraphim, in unceasing chorus praising.
Fill the heavens with sweat accord, Holy, Holy, Holy Lord! Fill the heavens with sweat accord, Holy, Holy, Holy Lord!




Early Christian Writings about the Eucharist





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Ethical Issues


In the days and weeks ahead, we'd like to develop a series of articles on issues that deal with ethics: Christian morality. Our faith is supposed to guide our actions, that was part of the clear meaning of Jesus' teaching. But if we don't know what our Lord wants us to do, it can be difficult to make the right decisions. As Christians, clearly, our conscience needs to be informed and conformed to Christ!

The first of our ethical topics is one that many give little or no thought to - the topic of birth control. When and how is it valid - and is it ever wrong? What does the Bible say on the topic?

This is your link to Martin Beckman's article - "The Bible and Birth Control" informative reading! Thanks, Martin, for sharing this with our visitors, members and friends!!




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