Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Michael Seagriff

11/26/2013 (8 months ago)

Harvesting the Fruits of contemplation (harvestingthefruitsofcontemplation.blogspot.com/)

Our Lord Deserves It! Our Church and Our World Need It!

The greatest crisis facing the Catholic Church today, in the minds of many observers, is the wholesale failure of many Catholics, to believe that Jesus is really, substantially and truly present, Body Blood Soul and Divinity in the Blessed Sacrament.


To spend an hour in Adoration with Him in silence helps me to hear His whisper of love and peace.

To spend an hour in Adoration with Him in silence helps me to hear His whisper of love and peace.

Highlights

By Michael Seagriff

Harvesting the Fruits of contemplation (harvestingthefruitsofcontemplation.blogspot.com/)

11/26/2013 (8 months ago)

Published in Blog

Keywords: Eucharist, Eucharistic Adoration


CANASTOTA, NY - There are a number of things our Church must do to correct this horrible reality. Let me highlight one - promotion of and participation in Eucharistic Adoration.

May the following words of those who come to spend an hour with Him each week encourage others to go, visit and believe:

Adoration has the peace the world cannot give. It's like you're in a bubble of grace. The pressures and anxieties I bring in with me are diminished while I'm in here. When I leave, I feel reassured and renewed. The more I go to Adoration the more time I need. An hour is not enough. After nearly a week I'm hungry for this oasis of peace.
 
When I think of all the hours that Jesus is in Church alone, I am so happy to spend this time with Him.
 
Adoration is a powerful time of prayer and healing. It is a time of relaxing with Jesus. It is an addiction - I find that I now feel "empty" if I miss a time of adoration. Adoration is a weekly routine to be in touch with Jesus who loves us and wants to hear our requests as God's own adopted children.
 
For me Adoration is peace and tranquility - closeness to Jesus that cannot be described. It brings tears to my eyes.

At first I came to adore Jesus because He should never be left alone but soon I realized I am the one who benefits. I come week after week no matter what mood I am in. Jesus is there for me. I sometimes come when I don't want to come but Jesus is always welcoming me. He listens and He gives me strength and peace and happiness.He gets me through the week.

My hour of Adoration is my special time that I set aside for God. I make time for everything else in my life. I feel I need to make time for Him too, to give thanks for all He has done for us.

Adoration is a powerful time of prayer and healing


Jesus, I love our time together. I look forward to telling You everything that is in my heart. Sometimes I get very emotional at how good You have been to me that the tears roll down my face. I long to be like Your Heart and understand and love the way that You do. I thank you for the beautiful books I have read in Your company and how You have spoken to me through them.

God always whispers to us. It is constant in our lives. To spend an hour in Adoration with Him in silence helps me to hear His whisper of love and peace.

I come to You, O Holy Lord, to this little chapel, which holds endless strength, courage, comfort and peace for my soul. I enter this door, weak, beaten and hopeless in my effort to carry my crosses, discouraged at my inability to hear Your call and do Your will. As I rest in Your Real Presence, hiding from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the world, I gain such an inner peace, a joyful fortitude knowing that my prayers, intentions and even my presence here are perfected through the love of Mary and the Passion of our Lord. I leave this room mindful of my countless blessings with a clearer understanding of God's call and a soul nourished with the strength and peace to face whatever may lie beyond the threshold.

My Lord and my God, You are truly here.When I am near You in this holy room with You in the Holy Eucharist, I feel so loved and wanted.

Since coming to weekly Adoration, I have a greater understanding that I simply need to be holy one moment at a time. I do not need to be concerned with my past, or all the seemingly endless moments to come. I simply need to seek to be holy in the simple quietness of the moment. I also need to celebrate and enjoy each moment as God leads my life.

I have heard it said that one of the greatest honors on earth is to receive a private audience with the Pope. I have the greatest honor of all in this Adoration chapel - a private audience with Jesus anytime I want.

Adoration is spending time with a loved One who thinks the world of me and every one I care for. In any condition I am in, I know I will be accepted and loved for who I truly am and gain courage and strength to become who God wants me to be.

A birth foretold: click here to learn more!

---

A blog through which I promote zeal for the salvation of souls, awe and amazement for the Holy Eucharist and Eucharistic Adoration, and fidelity to the Truths of our Catholic Faith.



Comments


More Blog

Hope Didn't Die With The Baby!

Image of A boy! We counted his tiny fingers and toes and marveled.

By by Tara K. E. Brelinsky

My son's life, while brief, impacted the world. On this day nineteen years ago, he not only opened my womb, he stretched wide my heart. He taught me how to love, to abandon myself for the sake of another. His life unraveled my plans and caused me to loosen my ... continue reading


Lord Keep Making Me Watch

Image of The title of a wonderful song by the 'Sidewalk Prophets'

By Jackie Stammen

Killing me. This song is killing me. When I hear a song and it strikes a chord with me, I WEAR IT OUT. Right now, 'Keep Making Me' by the Sidewalk Prophets has been on repeat in my car for days. The reason is because it's my truth. This is why it's resonating deep in ... continue reading


Is the Lord the Constant Refuge in the Midst of your Daily Life?

Image of Let prayer be your anchor to the Lord.

By Deacon Ian VanHeusen

Prayer changes and adapts to the circumstances of our life. We will pray differently after we have worked hard all day and are tired as opposed to when we are just waking up in the morning. The rhythms of our life will also alter how we relate to the Lord. Learning how ... continue reading


Do You Believe You Are A Beloved Child Of The Father?

Image of

By Jackie Stammen

You are a beloved child of the Father. Do you believe it? NASHVILLE, TN - I recently wrote Wonderfully Made as a reminder of how beautifully and wonderfully made we really are. It's true. Jesus tells us so in the Bible.  Often hard to believe, but it is the ... continue reading


Do You Desire Things to go Your Way or God's Way?

Image of Free yourself by always putting God first.

By Jackie Stammen

We place too much emphasis on every last expectation we have of other people to do and act as we expect. To live within our guidelines, our parameters, and our vision of what is ideal. Moreover, we go so far as to demand perfection from other people as we pursue ... continue reading


Free e-Book 'Pondering Tidbits of Truth'

Image of Pondering Tidbits of Truth [Kindle Edition]

By Wendy C. R.N., BA

I have been blessed with the awesome job of being the blog editor for Catholic Online. This with all of my other 'work' has kept me from blogging recently. (At least that is my excuse.) I do have a very special message for Catholic Online Readers... LOS ANGELES, CA - I ... continue reading


Imagination is One of the Means by Which We Enter Into Relationship with God.

Image of Through prayer our imaginations can be healed and elevated by the work of the Holy Spirit

By Deacon Ian VanHeusen

The imagination is powerful. It can either be a friend that helps us to imagine and explore the possibilities of a fruitful life, or it can be devastating enemy that keeps us ensnared in a tangled web of illusions, fears, and anxieties. ELIZABETH CITY, NC ... continue reading


Do you believe the Word of God?

Image of

By Jackie Stammen

Why is it so difficult to believe the truth about ourselves? Why do we spend so much time beating ourselves down and telling ourselves exactly why we think we are not good enough instead of building ourselves in His Truth? NASHVILLE, TN - Why is it so easy to ... continue reading


Ordination: Answering the Lord's Call

Image of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Denver.

By Michael Clark

Each Spring the Catholic dioceses and Archdioceses across the nation have the distinct pleasure to celebrate the men who have answered the call of the Lord as priests. No matter how any priests I have talked to over the years, I don't think I will every truly ... continue reading


Learning to Hear God's Voice

Image of The Lord speaks to us in the working of our interior dialogue and our experience.

By Deacon Ian VanHeusen

One temptation for beginners at meditation is to constantly worry about if something is coming from God or from their own imagination. We are familiar with the extraordinary visions and locutions of the Bible, and we tend to think that God either speaks in an ... continue reading


All Blog News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Jeremiah 15:10, 16-21
10 A disaster for me, mother, that you bore me to be ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 59:2-3, 4, 10-11, 17, 18
2 rescue me from evil-doers, from men of violence ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 13:44-46
44 'The kingdom of Heaven is like treasure hidden in ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for July 30th, 2014 Image

St. Peter Chrysologus
July 30: St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop and Doctor of the Church ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter