I went to adoration a couple of weeks ago, and I was feeling and also praying at my wit’s end about a few things. The Lord spoke so beautifully to me in prayer that night that I have been wanting to share it ever since. I hope that what He gave me encourages some of you as well.
First of all, though…poor Jesus! When I finally get a chance to go to adoration, I am pretty much always at my wit’s end about something. I know it’s not supposed to be that way with prayer. But until spiritual maturity kicks in…Lord have mercy.:)
Anyway, I had grabbed a Bible on the way in, and I finally sat back in my chair, picked up the Bible, and told Jesus, “I need you to talk to me today. I’m about to open this Bible and I want you to tell me what to do about all of this.”
Of course I then had to go and add something like, “Because you know it’s a miracle that I’m able to be out alone and at adoration by myself and so my precious time with You needs to count and blah blah blah…” I know. Yikes. Poor Jesus. But, again, until spiritual maturity kicks in…the Lord is so merciful. And I think he accepted my immediate apology after that little speech. Because I opened to this:
“Eternal Father, in whom mercy is endless and the treasury of compassion is inexhaustible, look kindly upon us, and increase your mercy in us, that in difficult moments we may not despair or become despondent, but with great confidence submit ourselves to your holy will, which is love and mercy itself.”