When we adore Jesus present in the Eucharist, it’s sometimes hard to pray. To help ourselves, it’s best to enter the profound Eucharistic silence with just the Psalms or the readings for the day’s Mass.
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, you might only need a half-hour. Then you’ll find it’s easy to talk to Him, and you’ll want to read a Psalm to Him. The Psalms are beautiful prayers because they are words of love from your 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 wide. A beautiful peace settled into my soul. He came, and I just rested in His arms. I didn’t want to leave. I like praying the penitential psalms when I feel burdened by my sins. Sometimes just one line from the Gospel 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 be with you, and you will grow in the desire just to be with Him.
Prayer To The Sacred Heart Of Jesus
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, fountain of blessings,
I adore you, I love you and need you.
With deep sorrow for my sins
I offer you this poor heart of mine.
Make me humble, patient, pure, and obedient to your will.
Grant, good Jesus, that I may live in you and for you.
Make my heart like yours to love like you
Protect me from evil; heal my afflictions; dry my tears.
Within your heart hide me and
Through a holy death bring me safely home.
In all my days let me humbly say
Sacred Heart of Jesus, I trust in you.