This has been my ‘thing’ for abt 8 yrs now. I was drawn to it, I find myself overwhelmed by the Real Presence. I find myself awed that the King of Kings would make himself present to us here on this earth. I find myself continuing to be drawn into His presence and majesty in prayer and reflection and moreover in thanksgiving.
Maybe you’ve read a blurb abt it in your bulletin and feel the call also. Maybe you’ve had the idea that you are unsure what you’d do there during that time. Maybe you’ve decided only ‘old people’ or religious do this. I know many thoughts crossed my mind when I was being called to this devotion. The primary one was “Oh my gosh, what would I talk to Jesus abt for an hour?” Another was “Can I really focus for that long?”
So to begin a dialogue that I hope finds interest to some, I’ll begin with that topic…One Hour of Adoration, Can I Really Do That?
Well maybe not at first. I am a busy mom of a toddler with a part-time business. You can look for a Perpetual Adoration chapel whichs affords a flexibility you will never want to be without again. We are lucky to have one here where I live. I began going once a month when my home parish had Adoration for vocations.
Often you will find, a group rosary taking place along with Benediction. I don’t know about you but I cannot see the Blessed Sacrament exposed and look away. It’s as if it pierces my heart and it’s almost like a love at first sight feeling. It takes my breath away. Okay so enough with that. If there is not a structure for your adoration, then you have to be more creative.
You might take a bible with you and read scripture until your mind can become still. Or a good book abt a subject that is speaking to you. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you to prepare yourself. Sometimes I will recite the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, other times read.
Once I began frequenting the Perpetual Adoration chapel, I began going for 30-45 minutes. Some days I know I don’t have more than 15 min btwn errands but I hear Jesus calling to me during the day. It’s funny how you can make time when your heart is being called. It’s funny how when I think I have no time to respond, my day opens up by grace to allow me to visit Him. Listen to the Holy Spirit prompting you if He is calling to you to come and spend time with the King of Kings here on this earth. You will begin your heavenly journey right now, have peace you cannot believe. Don’t be scared or timid, the Spirit will help you and I believe each of us must learn, it is a process.
You may actually find that you long to be there b/c it is not of this earth. So I would like to know what your thoughts are if you’d like to share…It has been an honor and pleasure to spend time with our Lord, mainly b/c who am I that He would want me there? I am his princess thought sinner I am, who wouldn’t want unconditional love like that?
Well I guess that’s my invitation, and I’d love to discuss anything abt Adoration you’d like to…many blessings.