Carmela Patterson

Rookie - 10 Points (10/26/40 / Los Angeles, CA)

Adoration - Poem by Carmela Patterson

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)

Comments about Adoration by Carmela Patterson

  • (7/22/2007 4:15:00 PM)

    Wonderful and amazing is he who loves all of us and such is your writing. (Report) Reply

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  • (7/21/2007 8:22:00 PM)

    This is a beautiful prayer from a heart truly devoted to the Holy One. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, July 21, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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