Now I have to give a few details:
Our Lord is not exposed, He is in the Tabernacle. HE’S THERE Regardless! I am a Sacristan and have a key so truly I can go ANY time I want to. But our Church has all day Adoration on Tuesdays so I go for 1 hour in the afternoon. I have gone at other times too. We have a sign in sheet by the hour for that day s Father knows that the hours were filled and our Lord was not alone. If hours are skipped Father will ask others at Mass to go and fill in the hours.
When I first went it was like, (SADLY ON MY PART), is my hour done yet. I just felt like I was “putting in time”. But then it occurred to me that He was waiting for me. I didn’t have to read books or prayers or anything but just sit with Him and “talk” with Him. I learned to always THANK HIM first. I mean really anything I have, am or love is because of Him. Then comes the petitions for all the people I know & love who have needs. Some times I’ve sat there without words and cried and just said I don’t know what to say or do. I really learned from others just to talk to Him as if I was talking to my best friend. SURE He already knows everything in my life but He wants to hear it from ME PERSONALLY—the good, the bad, the ugly. Lots of time I am just overwhelmed with His love and all of the blessings He’s given me. I just sit there and try in every way possible to say THANK YOU! Of course it is inadequate compared to His generosity but I still try.
It’s not audible voices or seeing or hearing things. Nothing Earth shattering. I just KNOW He’s there with me, He loves me, He made me and He has all of the answers. I just want to grow as close to Him as I can. I want to be in a relationship with Him to where HE is on my mind ALWAYS each and every moment. He’s my Father, My Creator, My Lord.
As you spend more time with Him it just comes to you what He wants and what you need.
Now I did start out following a book I grew up with. I used this one for a LONG time. If I prayed this entire book it fell right at 1 hour and was perfect for me to keep focused:
Now I say the Rosary for Priests from this book:
"Manual on Eucharist Adoration"
Author: Poor Clare Nuns of Perpetual Adoration
Our Church supplies this book and others for people to use if they wish: