“Give them something to eat yourselves” – Faithful from 47 Countries Joined the Worldwide Chain of Adoration

24 June 2019
This was the fourth adoration-chain, and never before have joined from so many countries

There was an intercontinental team-up to carry in prayers the bodily and spiritually hungry. Among others Thailand, Taiwan, Ethiopia, Chile, Paraguay, Singapore, India, the USA and a great number of European countries joined the chain of adoration, praying in circa 700 places. This was the fourth prayer-chain, the first time 18 countries participated, most – more than ever – 47 countries joined.

The one hour spent and given before the Eucharist – beyond being a station of preparation for the International Eucharistic Congress – bears such graces, which go beyond our human intentions. As the Hungarian poet, Sándor Weöres said, the joint power of prayer created the ladder not only inside us, but around us, too. It created a connection between heaven and earth, helping the joint work of God and man for a better and more attentive world. “For where two or three meet in my name, I am there among them.” (Mt 18,20)

For the call of the weekly Catholic paper in Taiwan 35 parish and communities joined the adoration. A Mexican city sent the following message: “We pray with you! We will be there at the Congress, too!” A Hungarian participant said that they have been going to the church for decades, but now they have found a new way of praying through the adoration, and they will use it more often in the future. In another report it was said, that only three could make it to the adoration, but the consciousness, that in these hours tens of thousands are praying all over the world in front of the Eucharist, gave them strength.

His Eminence, Péter Card. Erdő encouraged us to participate in the sacraments, saying: “When, after his resurrection, Jesus said farewell to his disciples, he sent them all over the world to preach the good news. And he promised us to be with us, until the end of the world. He is with us in his teachings, graces, sacraments but specially he is present in the celebration of the Eucharist, which we surround with adoration outside the mass, too”.

The prayer chain continues. Until the beginning of the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress the organisers call the faithful to prayer on the following days (joined to the Feast of Christ the King, and Corpus Christi).

  • 23. November 2019, Saturday
  • 13. June 2020, Saturday

Photo: Photo St. Bonifatius Wiesbaden, Wikipedia

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