I the Lord Am With You
|In 1999, the prayer book "I the Lord Am with You
Always - Prayers and Meditations for Eucharistic
published to be used primarily during Eucharistic
Now a second edition
of the prayerbook has been produced. The first
edition sold 13,000 copies across the English
speaking world and there is soon to be an Italian
version of the book, which is in the process of
The second edition
is a larger book, and there is a chapter for
children. It is still for all the faithful, to
assist people making a Holy Hour in the presence
of the Blessed Sacramenet, but it is also a
suitable gift for those making First Communion and
This venture is part of
the Eucharistic apostolate of the Society for
Eucharistic Adoration, a lay organization founded in
Sydney in 1993. All proceeds go towards the Society
for Eucharistic Adoration.
The Society for
Eucharistic Adoration seeks:
- to promote and
encourage all forms of Eucharistic adoration and in
perpetual adoration wherever it is feasible.
- to provide a resource
centre for advice and information on Eucharistic devotion and its promotion.
This Prayer book
contains ancient and contemporary prayers and
Eucharistic adoration from such sources as the
Fathers of the Church, the saints, the Popes, the Second Vatican
Council Documents, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The book
aims to provide useful material for thought and prayer before the Blessed
Sacrament. Chapters include the Mass, Communion, Preparation and
Thanksgiving, Our Lady, Vocations. There are Benediction hymns and
other Eucharistic hymns and poems suitable for meditation.
The book has a Nihil
Obstat, and Imprimatur from Cardinal E.B. Clancy, former Archbishop of Sydney.
Cardinal George Pell of
Sydney stated: "The Eucharist is at the heart of our lives as Catholics and
adoration of the Eucharist has been and continues to be an unrivalled
source of grace and support for all who seek to follow Christ faithfully. 'I
the Lord Am with You Always' is a wonderful collection of prayers,
meditations and reflections on the reality of Our Lord in the Eucharist. I am
sure it will be a great aid to prayer before the Blessed Sacrament."
Hickey, Archbishop of Perth stated: "I commend this
book to all,
especially to those who have re-discovered the
beauty and joy of Eucharistic
adoration, and I congratulate the Society for
for the good work it does in spreading love of our
Monsignor Peter J.
Elliott, Episcopal Vicar for Religious Education and
"Ceremonies of the Modern Roman Rite" wrote: "This
precious book is
a treasury of Eucharistic devotion. All the richness
of a tradition of prayer
and living Eucharistic faith is made available from
a remarkable range
of sources: the liturgies and teaching of the
Church, prayers and meditation
of saints and scholars, hymns and poems that have
risen from the
hearts of believers across the centuries. At the
centre of it all is the
living Lord Jesus, offered, received and adored in
this sacrament of His
love. The scope of this book is itself a testimony
to faith in Him and hope
for our future."
ISBN: 0-646-38156-3 - Compiled by Christine McCarthy.
Theotokos Catholic Books - Publications Section - www.theotokos.org.uk