“To adore God is to acknowledge, in respect and absolute submission, the ‘nothingness of the creature’ who would not exist but for God. To adore God is to praise and exalt him and to humble oneself, as Mary did in the Magnificat, confessing with gratitude that he has done great things and holy is his name. [Cf. Lk 1:46-49 .] The worship of the one God sets man free from turning in on himself, from the slavery of sin and the idolatry of the world.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church 2097)
Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament is one of the most powerful forms of prayer. When we adore the Blessed Sacrament, IT IS Jesus Himself we adore. The Blessed Sacrament is the Real Presence – the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ.
If each of us were to spend time in adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, the world change before our very eyes. The change would begin with us who sit before His awesome presence. When we spend time with Our Lord, He changes our lives. There is no way to be with Jesus and not change. You will either change or leave Jesus.
I strongly encourage all who read this article to make the sacrifice to spend some time with Jesus. If you cannot find a church with Adoration, just sit in church before the tabernacle. Would you like to see and end to war in Iraq? Do you want to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons in North Korea and other nations? Do you want to put a stop to the threat of terrorism in our country and around the world? Would you like to end abortion? If you answered “yes”, it is time for you to make a difference. Jesus said to His disciples, “Could you not spend one hour with me?”
Make a commitment today to spend one hour each week in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and I promise you that your life will never be the same.
If your parish has Adoration, sign up for one hour each week. It is also very important to have people on the schedule for each hour of Adoration. Our Lord may never be left alone during Adoration.
Think of all the things that you and I ask of Our Lord. Wouldn’t it be nice to make this small sacrifice for Him!
God love you,