We are excited about preparing for Perpetual Adoration (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) to begin sometime after Easter. We are especially in need of people to fill the time slots from 3 p.m. on Friday through 12 p.m. on Sunday. Will you prayerfully consider taking an hour?
We want to share with you some of the powerful reflections our adorers have related on how meaningful Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament has been in their lives. Please see this week’s reflection below.
An adoration reflection
Where do I begin? I have been doing adoration every 4th Friday at the North Church for several years. I always found it peaceful, but it was hard to concentrate as many times students were entering the church with their teachers to come to their weekly adoration. It was wonderful to see the students, but I lacked focus in my pray time.
So, with the extended Eucharistic Adoration hours and my personal weekly commitment for an hour (and adding time when possible), a new door has been opened. I look forward to this peaceful, prayerful time with our Lord.
I spend time talking to him, asking for guidance, doing prayers that I either haven’t done much or really never knew existed. My favorites are Divine Mercy, Litany of Patience, Litany of Trust, the Memorare and the Magnificat. I also enjoy journaling and bring spiritual books to read and ponder – things that we just don’t take the time to do when we are home. There are just too many distractions and other things to compete. For me, adoration is a lovely way to just slow down and spend quiet time with Christ.
~ Sue Ellen Baye