St. Anselm

O God, let me know you and love you so that I may find my joy in you

Silent and Listening In Adoration

Eucharistic adoration at Holy Canadian Martyrs Church Combermere, Ontario

When we adore Jesus in the Eucharist, it's sometimes hard to pray. To help, enter the Eucharistic silence with just the Psalms or the readings for Mass. No head-bending theology or even lives of the Saints.

Surrounded by silence, don't read anything until you've looked at Jesus for a long, long time just listening to Him. That sometimes lasts an hour. By then, you may not have heard Him say anything, and it's time to go. But He's been soothing and silencing your mind and heart all the while. You'll know it's Him doing it and you'll want to stay longer with Him. 

If you've been practicing silence, interior and exterior, daily you might only need a half-hour. Then you'll find it's easy to talk to Him and pray a psalm. Palms are beautiful prayers because they are words of love from a poor heart.

One time I didn't have to leave Jesus after an hour, and my head was still buzzing with cares and worries. I had finished bugging him about all of them and told Him, "Lord, I'm not leaving until you come to me. You take care of everything."

I gave Him an open door which He opened wider. A beautiful peace settled into my soul. He came, and I just rested in Him. I didn't want to leave. I like praying the penitential psalms when I feel burdened by my sins. Sometimes just a line from the Gospel just settles in my heart and I hear Him tell me something.

So, go to adoration just as you are and be with Him, just as He is, silent and listening. He will come to you in ways beyond your imagination. He wants to be with you and speak to you without a homily or Youtube video or a great saint's words. He wants to just be with you and you will grow in the desire just to be with Him.

Romans 1: 20

Ever since the creation of the world his eternal power and divine nature, invisible though they are, have ben understood and seen through the things he has made