Adoration is the recognition of God’s supreme perfection, His dominion over man, and our complete dependence on him.

Adoration is an act of the intellect, and also of the will. Catholics most often express adoration through Adoration of the Holy Eucharist, by which we acknowledge that Christ is really present in the Blessed Sacrament.

§ 2628 Adoration is the first attitude of man acknowledging that he is a creature before his Creator. It exalts the greatness of the Lord who made us and the almighty power of the Savior who sets us free from evil. Adoration is homage of the spirit to the King of Glory, respectful silence in the presence of the ever greater God. Adoration of the thrice-holy and sovereign God of love blends with humility and gives assurance to our supplications.

The Eucharist as Presence and Sacrament