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Adoration Prayers

Adoration is one of the most natural things that we do as humans. Witness the hoards of fans at football matches, cheering and chanting their heroes forwards. Or the flocks of paparazzi and TV reporters around the latest Hollywood celebrity, all desperately trying to get that shot or interview. It seems as though humanity is obsessed with adoring things.

However, when we take a moment to adore God, a transformation happens.  We are no longer held captive by the concerns of this life. Our hearts are lifted to that timeless place where God is. Here we can stay for a while, gazing at the beauty of His majesty, our spirits renewed by the power of His presence.

Gathered together on this page are a number of good Christian prayers of adoration, from the Catholic prayer of St Faustina, to an short inspiring Anglican worship prayer. There's also a great meditation video to watch, and bible verses about adoration.

Love Overcame

A short meditation on the wonder of the Resurrection of Christ:-

resources on this page

Man's chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.

Westminster Shorter Catechism (1647)

Quote about God's dwelling place

Adoration Prayer

by Saint Faustina

(In April 2000, Sister Mary Faustina became the first saint of the 21st Century. She is known in the Catholic faith as the apostle of divine mercy)

I adore You, Lord and Creator, hidden in the Most Blessed Sacrament. I adore You for all the works of Your hands, that reveal to me so much wisdom, goodness and mercy, O Lord. You have spread so much beauty over the earth and it tells me about Your beauty, even though these beautiful things are but a faint reflection of You, incomprehensible Beauty. And although You have hidden Yourself and concealed Your beauty, my eye, enlightened by faith, reaches You and my soul recognizes its Creator, its Highest Good, and my heart is completely immersed in prayer of adoration.

My Lord and Creator, Your goodness encourages me to converse with You. Your mercy abolishes the chasm which separates the Creator from the creature. To converse with You, O Lord, is the delight of my heart. In You I find everything that my heart could desire. Here, Your light illumines my mind, enabling it to know You more and more deeply. Here streams of graces flow down upon my heart. Here my soul draws eternal life. O my Lord and Creator, You alone, beyond all these gifts, give Your own self to me and unite Yourself intimately with Your miserable creature.

O Christ, let my greatest delight be to see You loved and Your praise and glory proclaimed, especially the honor of Your mercy. O Christ, let me glorify Your goodness and mercy to the last moment of my life, with every drop of my blood and every beat of my heart. Would that I be transformed into a hymn of adoration of You. When I find myself on my deathbed, may the last beat of my heart be a loving hymn glorifying Your unfathomable mercy.


Quietude Meditation

Peaceful piano music suitable for using as a background to quiet adoration and worship:-

Anglican Early Evening Devotional Prayer
O gracious Light,
pure brightness of the everliving Father in heaven,
O Jesus Christ, holy and blessed!
Now as we come to the setting of the sun,
and our eyes behold the vesper light,
we sing your praises O God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
You are worthy at all times to be praised by happy voices,
O Son of God, O Giver of life,
and to be glorified through all the worlds.

source: Book of Common Prayer, 1979 version, Protestant Episcopal Church in the USA

Short Prayer of Adoration

Jesus, I adore You
I fall to my knees, in awe of Your greatness
I'm lingering in Your presence
Bathing in Your light
Resting in Your love

(a modern prayer of adoration from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

Bible verses about adoration

Featured below are some popular references in the scriptures about adoration. It's possible to use these as a starting point for personal meditation, prayer and reflection.

Adoration Prayer by King David

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is yours, O Lord, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as the one who is over all things. Wealth and honor come from you alone, for you rule over everything. Power and might are in your hand, and at your discretion people are made great and given strength.

1 Chronicles 29:11-12, (NLT)

Isaiah's Vision

In the year that king Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up; and his train filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each one had six wings. With two he covered his face. With two he covered his feet. With two he flew. One called to another, and said, "Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts! The whole earth is full of his glory!"

Isaiah 6:1-3, (NHEB)

More prayers of adoration and praise...

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