Finding God's Goodness

Week Nine: Turning to God. Adoration

Month Three: The Virtue of Prudence. Valuing God and finding love.

Nothing pleases God more than when we turn to Him, seek Him, and find Him throughout our day, especially when we turn our hearts to Him in adoration.

As we contemplate the moral virtues like prudence, through faith and wisdom, we see how the theological virtues of faith, hope, and charity form and give them life.  Charity, or love leads us to know that we are nothing without God and we owe him for our very existence.  The virtue of religion disposes us to have this attitude. Adoration is the first act of the virtue of religion. To adore God is to acknowledge Him as God, as the creator and Savior, the Lord and Master of everything that exists, as infinite and merciful love. CCC 2096

You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only you serve“ says Jesus.

Deuteronomy 6:13

“To adore God is to acknowledge, in respect and absolute submission, the ‘nothingness of the creature’ who would not exist but for God. To adore God is to praise and exalt him and to humble oneself, as Mary did in the Magnificat, confessing with gratitude that he has done great things and holy is his name. The worship of one God sets man free from turning in on himself, from the slavery of sin and the idolatry of the world.” CCC 2097

I lift up my mind toward You, God, in an expression of my adoration of You in prayers of praise, thanksgiving, intercession, and petition. My prayer is an indispensable way for me to honor your request that I am to pray and not lose heart. When I cling to you in communion of holiness, achieving blessedness, is a true sacrifice. It is right to offer you signs of adoration, gratitude, supplication, and communion.

Lord, by uniting myself with sacrifice I can make my life a sacrifice to You God, whom I adore,

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