Adoration

I am always in the presence of God. But do I notice?

I’m too busy. I’m in my head, or in my hands, but rarely do I have my mind with God.

My daily rosary has helped a lot, but still … I wander.

But maybe that’s okay. Maybe the act of bringing my mind and my soul back to Him is a greater joy.

So I struggle with the practice of Adoration, and I think many do. The basic idea, as I understand it, is to be in the Presence. And just BE – not DO anything.

But God made this mind of mine, and He knows how much of a struggle it is for me to stay there. Even for three seconds.

Saying the rosary, or having specific prayers of gratefulness and petition – those help for a moment. But I find even with the repetitive prayers, my mind wanders even while I’m saying them. It seems that my mouth is on auto-pilot, so my mind is free to work on other things.

That’s my struggle today, and I don’t have an answer for it. Just the struggle.

Lord, show me the way.

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