The Importance Of Signing Up For A Specific Holy Hour Of Eucharistic Adoration



Missionaries Of The Blessed Sacrament Article
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Jesus is inviting you to spend a special hour with Him!
The only time Jesus asked His friends for anything was when He was in agony at the Garden of Gethsemani. Jesus said to them, "Could you not watch one hour with Me?" (Mt 26:40)

Imagine Our Blessed Mother, the Pope, or the President inviting you to set aside one special hour each week to be with them. You would feel like the most important person in the world! You would be overjoyed. You would tell all of your friends about it. You would be faithful every week in keeping your scheduled time. You would let nothing interfere with your meeting with someone so important as Our Lady, Our Holy Father, or the President. Should you respond to Our Blessed Lords invitation with any less enthusiasm?

Is Jesus important enough to you to set aside one special hour each week to be with Him?

Just one hour, once a week, is all that He is asking.  This is simply a matter of putting first things first. In everything you do, put God first, and He will direct you and crown your efforts with success (Prov 3:6-10).

In order to have a constant vigil of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration we need someone to sign up for each hour. Therefore, it is necessary for each person to sign up to spend a special hour with Jesus once a week, for example, Thursday at 3 p.m. This way, we can organize all of the 168 hours of the week so that someone is with Jesus all of the time.

Sometimes, because Jesus is veiled in the Sacred Host, people take His love and Presence for granted. Some people are hesitant in making a commitment for a specific hour because they let other people and other things come before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

Your faith will make this commitment easy! "Faith is confident assurance concerning what we hope for, and conviction about things we do not see" (Heb 11:1). Your faith will help you realize this with conviction: The most important thing that you will do this week is spend an hour with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Think of the words of the Pope, "Jesus waits for us in this Sacrament of Love" (Dominicae Cenae, Art. 3).

Your willingness to choose a specific hour is a precious expression of your faith in Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. By spending a special hour adoring Jesus each week, you show Him that you love and welcome Him.

Do not be afraid to take a special hour because there may be times that you cannot make it. There will be a substitute system to accomodate special situations or emergencies. Think of the words from Scripture: "You have nothing to fear from Him! Get up. He is calling you!" (Mk 10:49)

When you get to heaven, Jesus will spend all eternity thanking you and loving you for your fidelity in spending one specific hour with Him in the Blessed Sacrament each week. This is why He says, "Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe." (Jn 20:29) by V. M. Lucia.

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