Adoration is a beautiful time to be with God in prayer. I love spending evening prayer in front of Him and sharing my day’s ups and downs with Him each night. Pope Francis even shares my favorite form of prayer. He has said, “What I really prefer is adoration in the evening, even when I get distracted and think of other things or even fall asleep praying. In the evening then, between seven and eight o’clock, I stay in front of the Blessed Sacrament for an hour in adoration.” During Lent, it is significant for me to open my heart and share my sins with God. It provides me a sense of nourishment and cleansing to confess to Him during Adoration time. Father Mike Schmitz shares our need as human beings “for intimacy with Christ” and that Adoration is an incredible time to be closest to Him.
Human beings share our love through our bodies and out of love for us God becomes one as well. Jesus then shares His own body with us because it is how much He loves us. We are His “The One” and to pray to Him during that time when He is sharing His whole self with you is the deepest form of prayer for me. I feel that I am most open and honest during prayer when I am kneeling in front of the Blessed Sacrament. It is a form of giving yourself to Jesus and He truly gives His whole self to you. That immense trust and sincerity during this time is sharing your true self with God and Him with you.
After prayer time, I always bring a journal to Adoration because I feel as though that is when God is truly speaking to me and when I write, I share what is going on in my heart. Journaling in front of the Blessed Sacrament is such a beautiful feeling because it is savoring that moment of intimacy with Christ. I am able to look back on my time with Jesus and hear what He has to say about my choices. During Lent especially, I make sure to give myself time to reflect and think of ways to change anything that is hindering my relationship with God. He gave His whole body to me and it is that deep connection that nothing on earth can replace.
By guest blogger Nicole Rossi ’16 Adoration is a beautiful time to be with God in prayer. I love spending... MORE
“Jesus’ humiliation. These words show us God’s way and, consequently, that which must be the way of Christians: it is humility. A way which constantly amazes and disturbs us: we will never get used to a humble God! This week, Holy Week, which leads us to Easter, we will take this path of Jesus’ own humiliation. Only in this way will this week be ‘holy’ for us too!…We will be there at the betrayal of Judas, one of the Twelve, who will sell him for thirty pieces of silver. We will see the Lord arrested and carried off like a criminal; abandoned by his disciples, dragged before the Sanhedrin, condemned to death, beaten and insulted…And then, as he makes his sorrowful way beneath the cross, we will hear the jeering of the people and their leaders, who scoff at his being King and Son of God.…It is the way of Jesus; there is no other.”
~ Pope Francis, Palm Sunday Homily Sunday, 29 March 2015
“Jesus’ humiliation. These words show us God’s way and, consequently, that which must be the way of Christians: it is... MORE