Be Still and Know That I Am God

As an adult convert to the Catholic faith, I began going to Eucharistic Adoration before I really  knew what It was, and miraculously  I experienced physical peace gazing  upon Jesus. As I came to know that  Jesus is truly present Body, Blood,  Soul and Divinity in the Eucharist I  experienced an even greater peace— peace of heart and peace of mind.

As the mom of a big family, I’ve had  the same time spot at Adoration at  the South church for 20 plus years. I’ve prayed the prayers of a young  mother with a growing family, I’ve  prayed the (sometimes desperate)  prayers of a mom of teenagers. These days I pray for my adult children  and their needs. Every Monday I  come away with peace in my heart.  Not necessarily an answer to my  prayers but a peace which helps me  to persevere in my daily challenges and struggles. Some days I’ve cried my heart out in front of Jesus, other  days I’ve prayed with a heart so full of gratitude I could scarcely contain my joy. 

Eucharistic Adoration gives us the opportunity to take a time out from  our busy, busy lives to slow down and  gaze upon our Lord with the eyes of  our heart. Part of gazing is to believe  He is present even when our hearts  are overwhelmed with other things. In  those moments, Jesus is willing us to  “Be still and know that I am God.” (Ps  46:10). 

I wish I could express adequately  my love, yes love, for Jesus in the  Blessed Sacrament and the effect it  has had on my life. Whether you say  your own prayers or use a devotional,  I invite you to make a visit to Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration. Look into  the eyes of The One who sees, knows  and loves you the most. If you do, I  guarantee you will come away with  the peace that only Jesus can give. 

Written by: Heidi Stanton