Spending Time in Adoration Brings Peace


Eucharistic Adoration

So many people believe that realizing their dreams is defined by the quality and quantity of their earthly possessions. Dream homes are often sought after by following a realtor’s simple rule of thumb: “Location, location, location!” I propose a different rule of thumb to attain happiness… “Adoration, adoration, adoration!” Spending time in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is the surest way to find the things you deem as important in your life: finding a spouse, receiving healing from past relationships, peace in your single state of life. These are things that many single people whose prized possessions are their nice homes do not have.

 

On June 2, 2013 which is the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, you will have a wonderful opportunity to connect with Catholics on a global level and attend Eucharist Adoration as the universal Body of Christ. Pope Francis has designated this date, and 5pm Rome time (11AM EST) on this date as a world-wide hour of Eucharistic Adoration.

 

From the official Year of Faith web site:

 

On the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, the Holy Father will preside over a special Eucharistic adoration that will extend at the same time all over the world involving the cathedrals and parishes in each diocese. For an hour, at 5pm (Rome time), the whole world will be united in prayer and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

 

What a great opportunity this is for all Catholics, but especially for single Catholics seeking direction in their lives and searching for that one man or one woman that God has chosen for them, because it’s a way of uniting your prayers and requests with the rest of the Catholic world in a very special way. In my own personal experience, Eucharistic Adoration has always been a beacon of peace and understanding in my life, tethering me to Christ in a way only the Eucharist can.

 

You can visit the official Year of Faith Calendar here to see all the news about this event and the Year of Faith.

 

If you are unfamiliar with the practice of Eucharistic Adoration, or would like to learn more about it and what the typical prayers are for this time, you can pick up a copy of the book, Prayers For The Catholic Family, by Jacquelyn Lindsay. In addition to standard prayers for other occasions, this book will give you all you need to make a meaningful hour of Eucharistic Adoration.

 

Don’t forget to send me your questions, comments, or details you know about that I may have missed about this event to asklisa@catholicmatch.com.






29 Comments

  1. I haven’t always liked adoration but the past few months I have learned to enjoy it more. Sometimes in the loudness and busyness of life it’s nice to just go and sit in a quiet chapel/church with Jesus.

  2. This is amazing! I hope there will be a lot more publicity on this important prayer event!

  3. I need to spend more time in Adoration !!

  4. Nice blog and I agree !!

  5. Beautiful. I take my Mom to adoration when I go visit her, and it always is a time of restful, and yet rejuvenating prayer. What site would I go to to find out what time 5 PM Rome time will be in Cali?

  6. It will be 8 AM in California.

  7. Juan A. May 28, 2013

    This is great! God Bless!

  8. Lovely idea, but if you are ADD, then Adoration is torture. At least it’s that way for me. If my hands are occupied, then my mind is free to adore and think about God. If I have to sit there quietly and just SIT (or be still), then I am absolutely freaking out in about 3 minutes. I think God understands me enough to know I love him and can find another way to tell him so.

    • Harper F. May 28, 2013

      Of course He does, Annette. And…your hands could be kept busy with a rosary. That is how I handle my ADHD

    • I actually have OCD and at first it was hard for me to sit up front because I would get panic attacks. Throughout the months the panic attacks lessened; now after a year they are non-existent. God knows us better than we know ourselves,including any disorder or illness we have. He also understands what we are capable of (at least at the present state in our life) and the most important thing, our sincerity. Pro-life chains are more difficult for me because of the confrontation; to compensate I do more holy hours than others. A friend of mine said it best “We are not all called to do the same thing.” We each have different tasks– with your ADD maybe you will serve the Lord in a more action oriented way rather than a meditative/contemplative way. All methods are valuable.

    • Annette,

      I am a sponsor at RCIA and we have talked about this. Our leader has the same type of personality as you. She said that after she went for a while that temptation left her. I suggest to sit quietly for half an hour and do it several days in a row until you have lost the urge to quickly leave. The fruits of it will help you in your daily activities.

      Peace be with you,

      Mick

    • Hi Annette,

      Yes… coming to a complete halt for that hour, given our hectic lives
      is a supremely difficult thing to do. Much less, while doing so….
      trying NOT to think of a pink elephant, right? Lol

      But that in itself maybe a part of God’s plan for you.
      We need change to grow. Patience to see.
      Try, try again…it gets better…and easier.
      Just talk to him….or just listen.

      :)Julie

  9. I love the Adoration Chapel, its so peaceful and quite.

  10. I love Adoration Chapel its so peaceful and quite.

  11. I have the privilege of being with Our Blessed Lord in Adoration every week, in the early hours of the morning, 3-5am, these two hours fill me with so much spiritual fulfilment. I look forward to the 2nd June 11pm Perth Western Australian time ( I think that is the time difference)

  12. Adoration truly gives me a purpose in life. There is so much that needs praying- souls in purgatory, reparation of blasphemy, the unborn etc. By the time I get through all of my prayers, the hour goes by very fast. Every Catholic should at least try a few minutes a week and then gradually increase your time there. As it has been said, “The more you chase Him, the more you will receive Him.”

  13. The Adoration chapel is the best place to spend time with our lord Jesus Christ specially when we needed most of His help and mercy…. My experiences with the adoration was extremely great when I completely surrendered to the Lord my heavy burdens that I’ve been carrying on for more that a decade. And because of that, I said to Lord,… I can not carry it anymore and I can felt now that the cross you wanted me to carry is on the ground and I can not left it up!… And I am so sorry Lord!.. and forgive me for, to refuse to carry the cross. And the Lord answered me,… right after I said that,..I can heard in a very cleared voice from our God said to me,…. “The battle is mine” there was a complete healing and I felt so light and I can’t ever remember my problem after I heard that voice. Praise God!

  14. God is God! My adoration is to love, to thankful

  15. Marion A. May 29, 2013

    I plan to sit before the Blessed Sacrament on June 2, 2013. I love to spend that time with Our Lord and Savior. As for me and my house we shall follow my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

    Dr. Marion Adams

  16. Brian V. May 30, 2013

    “Just to sit there infront of Jesus on earth, and speak with him as your most,closest best friend..How much he loves us..”

  17. Many of these comments are about what I do (or can’t do) while in Adoration. My experience began like that–not knowing what to do or what to say. After a while of quietly sharing my thoughts like I would with a friend, I was able to HEAR what God had to say to me. Like Sheila, God spoke very clearly to me on 2 occasions, with specific instructions. Once, He told me to do nothing–which was an agony, but 2 weeks later my prayers were answered without my interference. God is wonderful and has our best interests at heart. He only wants to hear from us. The best place to converse with Him is in the Adoration chapel-without distractions. Praise be to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

  18. My most peaceful, quieting moments are spent in Adoration once a week at 9-10 AM, my regular time right after Mass. I walk away from that hour almost floating on air. I have had time to spend with God all to myself.

  19. I spend a hour of adoration on Monday and Friday with the Lord. I then reflect and trust in his goodness.

  20. The neighborhood church where I attend adoration is on a fairly busy New York City Street (is there any other kind of NYC street?). You can see the monstrance on the altar while still outside on the sidewalk when walking towards the open doors, or even while walking past the church. It’s as if Jesus is calling people off the streets, and I’m sure he is. It is an overwhelming feeling of peace and serenity as soon as you step from the loud, crowded and bustling streets into the sanctuary where the blessed sacrament is exposed. It’s awesome. I pray everyone will be converted so all can experience it.

    • Josephine,
      Wonderful that God gives himself to us in this
      magnificent way. Thanks for your prayers!
      :) Julie

  21. Whenever I go to adoration, I no soon as open the door of the chapel and by stepping into the still silence of the presence of our Lord , I begin to cry. Not a loud, sobby cry, but the tears just
    continually pour forth and down my face. It is a bit embarrassing and actually a lady passed by me once and put her hand on my shoulder and whisperered to me “God Bless you,” which was so sweet, that almost made me cry even more! haha The same happens when I am at church and before communion when the priest raises
    the Body of Christ and bows his head just before communion.
    The feeling I have is not necessarily sadness although I’m immediately made aware
    the pain and suffering Jesus endured for our sins, and also my own recent, maybe unconfessed sins still in my heart. I don’t want to depress anyone here, I’d just like to know if anyone else experiences this, besides me! Eventually my tears stop and replacing them is a complete joy and total peace and I am able to pray to our Lord and Mother with a completely open heart to receive what it is they want for me (for me to do to attain holiness). t
    While in adoration I am always made aware of all the people in this world who do not love God and to pray for them…that always seems to be the standard.
    Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins…..lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of thy mercy.

  22. The sacraments are the life of the church and they really work. Being with Jesus is so wonderful and our end is heaven forever. This life is just passing by in preparation for something greater. All we need is to ask Jesus to help us for we can not do it on our own.

  23. I want to say that the power of holy water used to bless one’s home in time of storms is very powerful. I prayed five litanies and used holy water to get rid of the terrible storms coming last Sunday and the red and yellow broke up as it reached my county. Holy water and praying to the saints and angels with Jesus, Mary, and Joseph is so powerful. Holy water can get rid of the wickedness of the world too….”For the sake of his sorrowful passion have mercy on us and on the whole world”….good prayer of Divine Mercy to pray before the Blessed Sacrament, Eucharistic Adoration….rosary, litanies, spiritual reading in the quiet before the Lord for God gives us everything….all good things are from God….and praying for the poor souls is essential….and our loved ones and others and we pray too for a happy death….O God spare us all from a sudden and unforeseen death, Holy Mary and Saint Joseph obtain for us all the grace of a happy death….we pray for religious, for priests, for families, for our special intentions, for the pope, for the poor, sick, dying, for the poor souls, for good Catholic television, literature, magazines, media, for good Catholic education, for an end to abortion and euthanasia, for our political leaders in our country and other countries of the world, for peace in the world, asking God before the Holy Eucharist to bring the peace of Our Lady of Fatima to the world….

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