Adoration is the supreme worship given to God.
To adore means:
a) to recognize God as the supreme Good, infinite in all his perfections: “God is the most perfect being”; b) to recognize God as supreme Lord, author of all: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Gn. 1:1); c) to recognize God as the ultimate end: “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end” (Rv. 22:13). God is the truth, in fact, he is supreme truth. “God is light, and in him is no darkness” (1Jn. 1:5); the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever: (Psalm 117:2); “I am the truth”(Jn. 14:6).
Can you imagine the heart of St. Joseph in his humble adoration of the supreme majesty. Familiar with the prophets and the patriarchs and the words of the psalms and the proverbs his heart was in continual prayer. God saw the humility of this his servant and called him to be the guardian of the blessed virgin Mary and his only begotten Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ.
“It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O most High, To declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night, To the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre, for you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy” (Psalm. 92:1-5).
St. Joseph, may my prayer rise like incense before God. May my heart’s desires be pleasing to him. Amen