Minute Meditations

Turn from Anxiety to Adoration

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Spending time in adoration, in the Presence of God,  is the invitation to an essential turning toward God. First, we reflect on the obstacles to overcome. Perhaps the obstacles we face are clutter or schedules, maybe they are prejudices, grudges, or judgments. When we limit any of these things, we turn our focus toward serving, loving, honoring, and adoring the Lord God. Next, the cares and anxieties that often overwhelm us, such as financial, medical, or familial concerns or conflicts, can be put aside in this prayerful, allloving Presence. As we turn these worries over to God’s care, we strive to allow our adoration to strengthen our faith, trust, hope, and compassion.

Contemplate Gracious, loving God, help me to be more aware of the obstacles, cares, and anxieties that limit my turning toward you. May I walk the daily path with you, placing my focus on the ways to serve, love, honor, and adore you! Amen. 

Choose one obstacle to overcome and create a way to turn cares and anxieties into opportunities to entrust all of your life to God. 

—from the book  Eucharistic Adoration: Reflections in the Franciscan Tradition 
by Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration

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1 thought on “Turn from Anxiety to Adoration”

  1. Mylin Marinog

    I adore you oh God and I praise you for by your holy cross, you have redeemed the world.
    I pray oh God that you help me set aside things that are not really essential in my existence, fears, worries and anxieties. Help me be focus with your loving concern for me and always trust that you are in total control no matter what situation I may be in.
    I lift up to you my past, present and future. Amen

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