From Jesus, Present Before Me: Meditations for Eucharistic Adoration
Loving Father, your beloved son has told us, No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. (John 6:44) Thank you for drawing me here to the Eucharistic presence of Christ, your son. Thank you for allowing me to come close to the one who has come close to us in the Eucharist – who has become our companion on the way to you.
Accept my sacrifice of prayer and the adoration I offer to your son in the Blessed Sacrament. Unworthy though I am, I come to behold Jesus Christ in this Sacrament of Charity, moved by the certainty that anyone who sees Jesus sees the Father.
What impels me to this place is the same hunger that sent the starving prodigal son back to the embrace of his father. I come begging for a new beginning. Like those present at the feeding of the five thousand, I have nothing to offer you except my nothingness. But I look to your son and join him in the thanks he offers to you.
I come before the presence of your son filled with an attitude of expectation. All my life, my heart has cried out with the psalmist, Bow your heavens and come down! With unimaginable mercy you have answered that plea. I have been made for this presence.
May I never be without wonder before the miracle of Jesus present in the Eucharist. Let me relive the surprise of the attraction of Christ.
Give me eyes to see beyond all appearances. Make me attentive to the encounter you offer me in this sacrament.
Please help me to offer this time of adoration with all my heart, without become weary or distracted. United with the Mother of God, may I ardently adore the fruit of Mary’s womb so that my life may become fruitful in the say that best pleases you and that gives you unending glory.
I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord.