Consider trying to Make a Lenten Holy Hour this year. But Holy Hours aren’t just for Lent. If it’s something you don’t usually find the time for, it’s a great way to draw near to Jesus during these forty days. Take the extra time this year to make a Lenten Holy Hour. Our lives are so very busy that it’s sometimes difficult to slow down and find time for prayer. This is precisely the reason I love Eucharistic Adoration. It’s nice to just be in His presence and be still; it’s a retreat from the world.
[tweetthis]Of all devotions, that of adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the greatest after the sacraments, the one dearest to God and the one most helpful to us. ~ St. Alphonsus Ligouri[/tweetthis]
Here’s how going weekly to this devotion takes the grumble OUT and keeps the love IN Lent.
It’s Jesus. Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity- so He is truly present. When I go to Eucharistic Adoration I can feel God’s presence there. Like the sun warms the body, Eucharistic Adoration warms the soul shedding the Son’s light on our spirits. I feel comforted and remember that I’m not supposed to be carrying life’s burden without Him.
Come to me all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28
This is a hidden mystery which we can only see with the eyes of faith. (Hebrews 11:1) Therefore, I can’t convince you that it is real. But I can share that the effects are real. When I go there I am usually overwhelmed with life’s demands but when I leave I am at peace again. This devotion keeps me balanced and puts my whole life back into perspective so that life’s struggles no longer feel unbearable.
There is no difficulty about Christ’s presence in the Eucharist as a sign, but that He is truly present in the Eucharist as He is in Heaven, this is most difficult. Therefore to believe this is especially meritorious.”~ St. Bonaventure
The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? Because the loaf of bread is one, we, though many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf. 1 Corinthians 10: 16-17
Arewe too busy to spend time with Christ? What can we do to make time for Him? Please comment on howmaking a HolyHour fills you with God’s grace orhow it feeds your soul.
My Lenten Board- I’ll be Pinning lots of Lenten Goodies Here :