“How Can I Improve My Time in Adoration?” (Morning Air)

“Be still and know that I am God.” – Psalm 46:11

In this heart-to-heart episode of Morning Air, John Morales talks with Msgr. James Shea, the president of the University of Mary, about deepening your time in Eucharistic Adoration. If you’ve ever felt lost or unsure during Adoration, this is for you. 🙏❤️

🕊️ From the Heart: Key Insights 🕊️

A Divine Invitation: Jesus Wants YOU! 💖 Imagine Jesus eagerly waiting for you. Msgr. Shea beautifully explains that our time in Adoration starts with Jesus’s deep desire to be with us. He is there, longing for your presence, not just as a silent observer but as a beloved friend who cherishes every moment you spend with Him.

Battling Distractions: You’re Not Alone 🌿 We’ve all been there—sitting in front of the Blessed Sacrament and finding our minds wandering. Msgr. Shea reassures us that this is normal. Instead of feeling guilty, focus on Jesus’s love and desire for you. This shift can help calm your heart and mind, allowing you to be more present.

The Power of Silence: Let Go and Listen 🤫 Silence can be daunting, but it’s in these quiet moments that God whispers to our souls. While it’s good to pray the Rosary or read scripture, don’t be afraid to simply sit in silence. Let Jesus speak to your heart, filling you with His peace and love.

Building a Secure Bond with God 🛡️ Just like a child feels secure with a parent, your time in Adoration strengthens your bond with God. Msgr. Shea likens this to developing a deep sense of security and confidence in God’s love, helping you navigate life with faith and trust.

Simply Being: The Beauty of Presence One of the most touching moments in the podcast is when Msgr. Shea shares the wisdom of St. John Vianney: “He looks at me, and I look at Him.” This profound simplicity captures the essence of Adoration. It’s about being with Jesus, letting His gaze transform you.

📅 Preparing for the Eucharistic Revival 📅

As we approach the Eucharistic Revival in Indianapolis, Msgr. Shea encourages us to make Adoration a part of our spiritual journey. Even if you can’t attend the event, spending time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament can profoundly enrich your faith.

Take a moment today to visit your local Adoration chapel. Kneel before the Blessed Sacrament, and remember, it’s not about doing or saying the right things. It’s about being present with Jesus and letting His love fill your heart. 💒❤️

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Jake Moore serves as a Digital Audio Content Producer for Relevant Radio®. He is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, and is passionate about classic movies, Christian music, young adult ministry, and leading this generation to Christ through compelling media. You can listen to more of his podcasts at relevantradio.com and on the Relevant Radio® app.