Sunday, April 15, 2018

Eucharistic Adoration


I think truly one of the greatest devotions of the Catholic Faith is Eucharistic Adoration. Of course Holy Mass is the liturgy that brings us the Holy Eucharist, but there is something truly special about the quiet mental prayer that can be spent before the Blessed Sacrament outside the liturgy. For although we go with the intent of comforting Our Lord, He in turn is the one who comforts us. 

He is always waiting day and night for a visit from us. He gives Himself entirely and only asks for our love. The moments in life that are the most challenging offer us a chance to run to Him and tell Him all our worries and trials. Sometimes we need not even say anything, just gazing at Him present in the tabernacle is enough for Him. We are then refreshed and can continue on with the struggle, knowing He is there every step of the way. 

There are so many ways to pray before Him, the rosary, reading a spiritual book, meditating on Scripture passages, but the very best is using our own words and talking simply as to a friend. Even if we feel that we aren't getting the answers to our prayers, He hears us and is answering them all the same, but perhaps not in the way we expect. 

A visit to the Blessed Sacrament should be a part of our daily life, no matter how busy we are. Our Lord deserves to see us in person and we should desire to see Him too. 

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