Prayer Pillar

A Spiritual Life of Adoration and Prayer

1. At the end of his earthly life Our Lord Jesus gave us his sacramental presence as a memorial of His love, thus he remains present in our midst and in our church, to communicate this love. Faith in the real presence of Christ is expressed through adoration of the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. Coming before the Eucharistic King, one partakes even now in the worship and glory of heavenly beatitude.

2. “The Church and the world have a great need of Eucharistic worship. Jesus waits for us in this sacrament of love. Let us be generous with our time in going to meet Him in adoration and in contemplation that is full of faith and ready to make reparation for the great faults and crimes of the world. May our adoration never cease” (Pope St. John Paul II, Dominicae Cenae, 3).

3. The Knights are men of prayer, which is the foundation for their life and apostolate. They never tire of returning to drink from the wellspring of grace, especially in daily times of Eucharistic adoration. They join daily in the Church’s liturgy, the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Liturgy of the Hours (Divine Office). They read the Word of God and make use of regular devotions such as the Rosary, the Stations of the Cross, chaplets and novenas. Through regular Eucharistic visits they strive to live in the presence of God and “pray without ceasing” (cf. 1 Thess. 5:17).

4. “Let the entire man be seized with fear; let the whole world tremble; let Heaven exult when Christ, the Son of the Living God, is on the altar in the hands of the priest. O admirable height and stupendous condescension! O humble sublimity! O sublime humility! That the Lord of the universe, God and the Son of God, so humbles Himself that for our salvation He hides Himself under a morsel of bread” (St. Francis of Assisi, “Letter to All the Friars”).

“Everything starts with one person. God loves to work with weak people—like David, a little teenager with a slingshot [who] defeated the fearsome Goliath. Gideon with only three hundred men saved the Jewish people from slaughter and slavery…. God from all eternity chose you to be where you are, at this time in history, to change the world” (Mother Mary Angelica, P.C.P.A., Mother Angelica’s Little Book of Life Lessons and Everyday Spirituality, ed. by Raymond Arroyo).

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