Why I go to Eucharistic Adoration

09-11-2016Encountering ChristAnne Marie Kelly

Eucharistic Adoration is very important to me. It gives me time alone with God so that I can talk directly to Him and tell Him how grateful I am for all that He has done for me. I really feel such a closeness to Him, which allows me to talk about my faults with Him--I know now how much He desires to forgive me of my sins. His mercy is never-ending; it will be here with me for as long as I am on the earth. The Lord showed His mercy to me when I had my heart attack several years ago – I could have died that night but since He is the Savior of the World, He saved me. He constantly encouraging me to accept His mercy – it is always there so I can survive anything.

When I go to Eucharistic Adoration, I am able accept all of my trials as insignificant – my trials are nothing compared to the trials that Jesus endured. When I recall how we were told in the Old Testament that when people went to the temple to confess their sins, they brought a lamb and killed it to get forgiveness for their sins. God created His lamb, Jesus, who died so that all of our sins would be forgiven.

Adoration tells me that I still have a purpose in life – it is to help others come to the Lord and know Him, especially when I go to visit the sick and the dying in the hospital; praying and bringing the Body of Christ to them is healing their souls. Praying, sitting and kneeling in the chapel and looking at Jesus Christ makes my day! The more I am there, the more I want to be there. When we are able to change our "gold room" to "God's room", we must visit Him more often – being in His Presence will give you the peace that He gives to me.