I don’t know if this sounds crazy or not but I just wanted to share. So after a very long time of wanting to go to Eucharistic Adoration, I finally had the opportunity tonight. I’m traveling for work and 1/2 way across the country in a town where I found a RCC with a Perpetual Adoration Chapel. My parish does not have this and no church near me in my diocese has it that I know of.
I prayed before entering the chapel that the Lord would change me and that I did not want to be the same person when I left and surrendered myself to Him. I walked in and it was beautiful and so calm. As I knelt and began to pray I was instantly and completely overwhelmed with a rush of this profound “feeling”. It was almost scary at first and I’m not sure how to describe it but it brought me to tears as soon as it hit me and I had barely started praying. I just knelt there and prayed for nearly an hour in adoration, thanksgiving and love for our Lord. I brought my rosary thinking that I would “need” to pray it during the hour. But the time flew by very quickly and I didn’t want it to end.
I can only think it was the power of the Holy Spirit rushing into my heart and completely filling me with love. I felt sort of like a lost loved one that I hadn’t seen for a very long time had embraced me tightly and with unconditional love. Afterwards, it was like I floated the whole way back to my hotel. The song “You are Mine” by David Haas was going thru my head as I walked along “…come and follow me and I will bring you home”.
This was a special evening for me. I will not forget it. If there is anyone out there who is thinking about going and has the opportunity, don’t wait! Go!
May His peace and love be with all of you!