Eucharistic Adoration: Praise & Worship for Introverts

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June 20: St Alban, First Martyr of England

O God, by whose grace Saint Alban gave himself up for his friend and received the martyr’s crown as the first in England to shed his blood for Christ, grant, we pray, that following his example and supported by his prayers we may worship you, the living God, and give true witness to Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen
St. Alban, pray for us.

June 19: Memorial of St. Romuald

Heavenly Father, through the hermit Saint Romuald you renewed the life of solitude and prayer in your Church. By our self-denial as we follow Christ bring us the joy of heaven. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen
St. Romuald, pray for us.

June 18: Corpus Christi Sunday

“It is invaluable to converse with Christ, and leaning against Jesus’ breast like his beloved disciple, we can feel the infinite love of his Heart. We learn to know more deeply the One who gave Himself totally, in the different mysteries of his divine and human life, so that we may become disciples and in turn enter into this great act of giving, for the glory of God and the salvation of the world… Through adoration, the Christian mysteriously contributes to the radical transformation of the world and to the sowing of the Gospel. Anyone who prays to the Saviour draws the whole world with him and raises it to God. Those who stand before the Lord are therefore fulfilling an eminent service. They are presenting to Christ all those who do not know him or are far from him; they keep watch in his presence on their behalf.” ~St. John Paul II’s 1996 letter to the Bishop of Liege, on the occasion of the 750th anniversary of the first celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi

Let my love of you grow…

“My God, you know infinitely better than I how little I love you. I would not love you at all except for your grace. It is your grace that has opened the eyes of my mind and enabled them to see your glory. It is your grace that has touched my heart and brought upon it the influence of what is so wonderfully beautiful and fair . . . O my God, whatever is nearer to me than you, things of this earth, and things more naturally pleasing to me, will be sure to interrupt the sight of you, unless your grace interferes. Keep my eyes, my ears, my heart from any such miserable tyranny. Break my bonds—raise my heart. Keep my whole being fixed on you. Let me never lose sight of you; and, while I gaze on you, let my love of you grow more and more everyday.” ~Bl. John Henry Cardinal Newman

June 16: St Richard of Chichester

St Richard’s Prayer
Thanks be to thee, O Lord Jesus Christ for all the benefits which thou hast given us, for all the pains and insults which thou hast borne for us: O most merciful Redeemer, Friend and Brother, may we know thee more clearly, love thee more dearly, and follow thee more nearly. Amen.
St. Richard, pray for us.

As a New Day Dawns

Lord, as a new day dawns send the radiance of your light to shine in our hearts. Make us true to your teaching; keep us free from error and sin. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

G.K. Chesterton (R.I.P.)

G. K. Chesterton died on this day in 1936.

“The truth is, of course, that the curtness of the Ten Commandments is an evidence, not of the gloom and narrowness of a religion, but, on the contrary, of its liberality and humanity. It is shorter to state the things forbidden than the things permitted: precisely because most things are permitted, and only a few things are forbidden.” ~G. K. Chesterton

May G.K. Chesterton and all the faithful departed rest in peace and rise in glory.

June 13: St. Anthony of Padua

Almighty ever-living God, who gave Saint Anthony of Padua to your people as an outstanding preacher and an intercessor in their need,
grant that, with his assistance, as we follow the teachings of the Christian life, we may know your help in every trial. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

Freed from Darkness

Lord, free us from the dark night of death. Let the light of resurrection dawn within our hearts to bring us to the radiance of eternal life. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen