Quick guide of 6 prayers for Adoration

by | Spiritual life

Visiting the Blessed Sacrament is one of the most enriching practices within the Catholic faith. This act of devotion to the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist allows us to experience his Love and Grace in a very profound way. It is a moment of personal encounter with Christ, which invites us to reflect, pray and strengthen our relationship with Him.

Have you ever wondered what to pray in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, or how to begin a prayer of Adoration? This quick guide of 6 prayers for Adoration will help you stay focused on the Real Presence of God in front of you.and to offer Him your life, time, and sacrifices for His Glory.

The importance of Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration is a deeply meaningful practice in the life of a Catholic. This act of devotion allows the faithful to spend time in the real presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Adoration not only strengthens the personal relationship with Christ, but also provides a space for peace and reflection in the midst of daily life.

Every time we go to a Holy Hour we are invited to recognize the greatness of the mystery of the Eucharist and to deepen our faith. It is a time for silent prayer, meditation, and encountering God’s love in a tangible way. As we kneel before the Blessed Sacrament we remember that the Eucharist is the center of our faith.

In addition, praying before the Blessed Sacrament is an opportunity to intercede for the needs of the world, our communities, and our families. It is an act of humility and surrender, where we recognize our dependence on God and seek his grace to live as authentic disciples of Christ.

In short, the Blessed Sacrament is a precious gift that allows us to experience God’s closeness and strengthen our spiritual life. It is a call to conversion, to holiness and to live in communion with the Body of Christ. Let us take this opportunity to renew our love and devotion to the Eucharist, the true heart of our faith.

1. First Prayer: Soul of Christ

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from the side of Christ, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O good Jesus, hear me.
Within your wounds, hide me.
Never permit me to be separated from you.
From the malicious enemy, defend me.
At the hour of my death, call me,
and bid me come unto Thee, that with Thy Saints I may
praise You forever and ever.


2. Prayer to begin your visit to the Blessed Sacrament

Eternal Father, I thank You because Your infinite Love has saved me, even against my own will.

Thank You, my Father, for Your immense patience that has waited for me.
Thank You, my God, for Your immeasurable compassion that had mercy on me. The only reward I can give you in return for all that you have given me is my weakness, my pain and my misery.

I am before You, Spirit of Love, who are inextinguishable fire, and I want to remain in Your adorable presence, I want to make reparation for my faults, to renew myself in the fervor of my consecration and to give You my homage of praise and adoration.

Blessed Jesus, I am before You and I want to draw from Your Divine Heart countless graces for me and for all souls, for the Holy Church, Your priests and religious.

May these hours, O Jesus, be truly hours of intimacy, hours of love in which I will be given to receive all the graces that Your divine Heart has in store for me. Virgin Mary, Mother of God and my Mother, I unite myself to You and I beg You to make me share in the sentiments of Your Immaculate Heart.

My God! I believe, adore, hope and love you. I ask your forgiveness for those who do not believe, do not worship, do not hope and do not love you.
Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly and offer You the most precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for all the outrages, sacrileges and indifference with which He Himself is offended; and through the infinite merits of her Most Sacred Heart and of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I ask of you the conversion of poor sinners.

I thank you Lord Holy Father, Almighty and eternal God, because although I am a sinful and undeserving servant, you have mercifully nourished me with the body and blood of your son, Our Lord Jesus Christ.

May this holy communion not be for me an occasion of punishment but a cause of forgiveness and salvation.
May he be for me an armor of faith, a shield of good will; may he free me from all my vices and help me to overcome my disordered passions; may he increase my charity and patience, my obedience and humility, and my capacity to do good.
May it be an impregnable defense against all my enemies, visible and invisible; and a guide to all my impulses and
May you unite me more intimately to you, the one true God, and lead me safely to the banquet of heaven, where you, with your Son and the Holy Spirit, are true light, fulfilled satisfaction, lasting joy and perfect happiness.

Through Christ, Our Lord. Amen

3. Prayer of St. Therese of Lisieux: “To the love of loves Jesus in the Sacrament”.

Tabernacle of the Altar, the nest of your tenderest and most gifted loves. Love you ask of me, my God, and love you give me; your love is the love of heaven, and mine is a love mixed with earth and heaven; yours is infinite and pure, mine is imperfect and limited.

May I, my Jesus, from this day forward, be all for You, as You are for me. May I love you always, as the Apostles loved you; and may my lips kiss your blessed feet, as the converted Magdalene kissed them. Look and listen to the wanderings of my repentant heart, as you listened to Zacchaeus and the Samaritan woman.

Let me lay my head on your sacred breast as your beloved disciple St. John. I wish to live with you, because you are life and love.

For your love alone, Jesus, my beloved, I have placed in you my life, my glory and my future. And since for the world I am a withered flower, I have no other desire than, loving you, to die.


4. Visit to the Blessed Sacrament of St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

My Lord Jesus Christ, who for love of mankind remain, full of love, in this Sacrament, day and night, waiting, calling and receiving all those who come to visit you.

I believe that you are present in the Blessed Sacrament at the altar. I adore you from the abyss of my nothingness. I thank you for all the benefits you have done to me, especially for having given me in this Sacrament your Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity; for having granted me as my advocate your Blessed Mother the Virgin Mary and for having called me to visit you in this holy place.

I adore your Heart full of love, in gratitude for such a marvelous gift; and to atone for the many outrages you receive in all the tabernacles of the world where you are forgotten.

Lord Jesus, I love You with all my heart; it grieves me to have offended Your infinite goodness so many times, and I propose to make amends with the help of Your grace.

I, a sinner, consecrate all to You, and into Your hands I place my will, my affections, my desires, and all that I am and can. I unite everything to your Heart full of love, and so I offer it to the Eternal Father, and I ask Him, in your Name and for the love He has for you, to accept it graciously.


5. Prayer for the Reservation of the Blessed Sacrament

Blessed be God.
Blessed be His Holy Name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true man.
Blessed be the Name of Jesus.
Blessed be His Most Sacred Heart.
Blessed be His most precious Blood.
Blessed be Jesus in the most holy Sacrament of the altar.
Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.
Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary Most Holy.
Blessed be her Holy and Immaculate Conception.
Blessed be her glorious Assumption.
Blessed be the name of Mary Virgin and Mother.
Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in his angels and in his saints.

6. Prayer to End the Holy Hour

My Jesus, give me your blessing before leaving, and may the memory of this visit, which I have just paid you, persevere in my memory and encourage me to love you more and more.

Make it so that when he comes back to visit you, he comes back holier. Here I leave you my heart so that I may constantly adore you and make it more pleasing to your divine eyes.

Goodbye, goodbye, my Jesus.

Remember that you can use the Catholic Mass Times app to find Adoration times at nearby churches wherever you are around the world!