Excitement builds as I pull open the heavy Church door;
the Holy Water font invites me to make the blessing:

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Upon the Altar up the center aisle
I see You encased in golden filigree
And see You turn to face me.
No matter what side of the Church I enter
Our Lady's side, St. Joseph's side or the Center,
I see You seeing me.

A number of people come to Adoration and yet
when I come in and see that You are looking right at me,
my soul soars and I smile broadly because I feel loved,
Lord, truly loved just for coming to see You
because I love You.

This gift of Your Presence is so appreciated.
I love how You love me.
Help me to love as I ought.

This prayer comes to my mind now:

'We adore you, O Christ, and we Praise you,
Because by Your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world.'

(July 20,2007)

by Carmela Patterson

Comments (2)

Wonderful and amazing is he who loves all of us and such is your writing.
This is a beautiful prayer from a heart truly devoted to the Holy One.