Family of Adorers
By Ty Salvant
Eucharistic Adoration, “is a devotional practice of adoring and praying in the Real Presence of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist.”
When was your last visit to the adoration chapel?
While becoming a committed adorer has crossed my mind frequently over the past few years, it never fit into my schedule. I could easily give myself a pass by reflecting on the fullness brought by my obligations to family, commitments to ministry and dedication to organizations. I could focus on my unpredictable schedule, making it difficult to commit to an hour a week at the same time or the inconvenient free hours during this phase of my life.
However, if I’m being honest with myself, I admit that it was not a priority until it was.
During our parish’s last adoration drive, I felt a strong calling to commit. Because God often meets our needs before we express them, there was even a time that I felt I could commit to.
My growth extends to my family, so I wanted to include my husband and children in this opportunity for spiritual growth. When sharing my decision of adoration with my family members, it went over much more smoothly than I anticipated. They were quite receptive when I “voluntold” them to rotate joining me. Four of my family members could accompany me on a weekly rotating basis. I have the benefit of going weekly and they attend monthly.
It has already been an amazing blessing for my family.
If you do not already have an hour, I lovingly encourage you to do so with your family. In addition to being a beautiful way to spend one-on-one time with a member of your family, deepen your faith and create memories, you open yourself to receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit. If you are not ready to commit long term, consider committing to an hour during Lent.