Adoration is powerful, but getting people to come is hard. Many parishes have found great success in introducing people to adoration through praise and worship music. This approach draws people of all ages in, helps them pray by singing, and is very enjoyable.
However, we know it’s not for everyone. We really respect those how would rather spend an hour in silence, with the rosary, or with sacred scripture. At the same time, we have seen the fruits of Praise and Worship at Franciscan University of Steubenville and many other parishes across the country.
Recently we were asked this question:
I’m looking to start a praise and worship adoration at my Catholic church about once a month. Is there any specific way or order I should do it? Or any prayers that are recommended or required? Thanks.
Great Question! We have two previous posts, that answer the question, but we will add a few more.
In addition to leading Praise and Worship, here are a few guides on Exposition and Benediction.
Just because this type of adoration involves youthful music, it still needs to follow the guidelines for correct worship. That is, what governs exposition and benediction is still necessary. We have seen this done in many different ways, but the best way is what incorporates great music and correct liturgical actions.
- Guidance on Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
- Worship of the Most Blessed Sacrament outside of Mass
Poster for Praise and Worship
This is probably our best resources. A word document poster you can edit and make your own.