I have always loved the prayer at the end of the Divine Praises that superlatively invokes global adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. …May the heart of Jesus, in the Most Blessed Sacrament be praised, adored and loved with grateful affection, at every moment, in all the tabernacles of the world, even until the end of time…Amen! Perhaps it is time as a global indication of the Catholic Church’s commitment to peace and harmony; we should organize a universal period of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, in all of the churches of the world…and designate the idea as a day of prayer and reparation. On this particular day, or series of days Catholics the world over would celebrate, worship and pray before the Blessed Sacrament , together in all of our Churches, at the same time, fulfilling the mandate of Jesus to “Pray always!” One of the things that are greatly needed in the world is the opportunity to pause, contemplate and pray for the well being of all humanity. Such a global exposition of Eucharistic devotion would permit believers the chance to unite with all of our brothers and sisters worldwide in prayer in front of the Eucharistic Lord with the goal of achieving global peace and harmony. While as Catholics we frequently celebrate the Eucharist in all of our Churches, rarely if ever is there a universal opportunity for Eucharistic adoration, at every moment in all the tabernacles of the world. Modern technologies have made it possible to communicate the Gospel message to all of the corners of the globe…with some prayerful consideration…I think it would be possible to organize and implement a global Eucharistic adoration to give our Catholic community of faith an opportunity to pause and worship Jesus Christ. There would also be a great opportunity here as well to ask all members of various bodies of faith to set apart this particular time to pray for global peace and world harmony. Imagine the political, social and theological implications if Christians, Moslems, Jews, and all other denominations would set apart time to collectively pray together for universal peace and harmony. As we continue on the path of an ever unfolding salvation history as a result of the Incarnation of Jesus Christ , His life, death and resurrection such an event of unity and prayer would signal a new age of cooperation and harmony. It seems to me that it is time for all of the sectarian differences that are waged in countless battles, wars and skirmishes throughout the world on a daily basis, could be lessened or even eliminated if we took the time just too simply pray together. As Catholics, our Eucharistic sacrifice is the central focus of our sacramental life and ritual activities. A specific period of time devoted to an acknowledgement of the sacredness of the Eucharistic species globally would do a lot to proclaim Catholic commitment to modern unity of all peoples, and the need for reconciliation among ourselves and the rest of the world. This period of prayer would also be a great moment to proclaim not only the Paschal Mystery to all of the world, but it would also be an opportune moment for Catholics to offer healing prayers for past wounds inflicted by the Church and it’s members throughout our history.

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