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10 Books for children to take to Eucharistic Adoration

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Theresa Civantos Barber - published on 03/18/23

These beautiful books are especially designed for children to take with them to visit Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.

Eucharistic Adoration is one of the most wondrous parts of being Catholic. 

Sitting face-to-face with Love Himself in the Blessed Sacrament? Every Holy Hour changes us for the better and leaves us filled with the peace Christ alone can give.

So it’s a beautiful thing to be able to share the gift of Adoration with our children. 

But perhaps we’re not sure what to do with our kids when we get there. Or maybe our kids are old enough to read and pray independently, but need a little guidance to get started.

That’s where these books come in. 

These beautiful books are especially designed for children to take with them to visit Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. They are wonderful aids for prayer and can foster our kids’ friendships with God.

1Jesus and Me: Talking with My Greatest Friend

Like any new skill, young Catholics need guidance when learning how to pray. Jesus and Me: Talking with My Greatest Friend provides children with a clear yet flexible blueprint for meaningful conversations with Our Lord—conversations that can develop into a lifelong relationship with Jesus.

More than just a collection of prayers to recite, Jesus and Me provides children with eighty prayer options that offer sweet, simple, and reassuring guidance for learning how to pray. It helps them understand how and why they should pray to their divine friend, Jesus.

2An Adoration Treasury for Young Catholics

In this Adoration treasury, written by two Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration — a religious order dedicated to perpetual adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament — young Catholics will find a multitude of prayers, hymns, meditations, and ways to pray before the Eucharist, accompanied by beautiful illustrations.

3Jesus I Adore You: Children Praying Before the Blessed Sacrament

Jesus, I Adore You teaches children what Eucharistic Adoration is, the ways they can practice Adoration, and suggestions for lovely prayers and words to use. It draws on beautiful words from Scripture, and the inspiring words from various saints on prayer.

4Come, Let Us Adore: A Child’s Guided Journal for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Geared toward ages 8 to 13, Come, Let Us Adore is a guided journal that your Catholic child can take with them each time they make a visit to the Blessed Sacrament. This book will encourage your child to share their heart with Jesus in the Eucharist through fun, engaging, and meaningful activities. 

5Adoration Coloring Book

This beautiful coloring book has original portraits of 47 different catholic saints. Opposite each coloring page is an incredible quote from that saint on the Eucharist.

This book was created for children to either use while in Eucharistic Adoration, or to use as they prepare to attend Adoration. This is also the perfect gift for anyone learning about the Eucharist, especially children who are making their First Holy Communion.

6My Visit With Jesus: A Child’s Adoration Journal

This Adoration prayer journal is written to help children encounter the Lord while praying in Adoration. It is most suitable for ages 8-13.

The journal is based on the Psalms, and includes 19 Psalms and reflections, questions for children to think about, room to write prayers and thoughts, coloring pages to complement the Psalms and reflections, a guide for praying in Adoration to help children appreciate and understand their time before the Lord, and more!

7Come To Jesus: A Kid’s Book For Eucharistic Adoration

This lovely book introduces children to the concept of spending time with Jesus in Eucharistic adoration. Includes three visits to Jesus in the Eucharist, featuring prayers, Bible stories, and illustrations.

8Eucharistic Adoration for Little Ones

Eucharistic Adoration for Little Ones inspires children to fall in love with the beautiful devotion of Eucharistic Adoration. This book includes captivating Saint quotes, Eucharistic images, and simple prayers that help children fall more deeply in love with the Eucharist and each person of the Trinity. 

9My Adoration Book

This short eight-page printable booklet would be a cinch to print at home and bring along to Adoration if you’re pressed for time. It’s beautiful and thoughtful, perfect for a quicker visit to Jesus.

10Eucharistic Adoration for Children

This book is designed to help children who go to Eucharistic Adoration in Catholic churches. It briefly explains that God made us, and wanted to be with us, and that Jesus is in all Catholic churches. It then lists some activities that children can prayerfully carry out to focus their prayers while they are at Adoration.

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