Dear thequietsinger (I love your username! )
To put it in the simplest form: Adoration is simply a time for you to be with Our Lord.
Some people pray the Rosary, or the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy, others read Scripture, others pray and meditate, and others just sit or kneel in His presence.
Do what you feel led to do
I personally love this little prayer-book: Holy Hour of Reparation, designed for use during Adoration. It has some of the most beautiful, moving prayers I’ve seen anywhere. :heaven:
Someone once said that Adoration is like “spiritual radiation therapy”. You can just sit and BE in His healing presence. “Come to Me, and I shall give you rest.”
I also often think of Our Lord’s words “Could you not watch one hour with Me?” One of the prayers in the book I linked above speaks of this:
O my Sweet Jesus, I desire to spend this Hour with Thee, to console Thee, and to make some reparation by the love of my poor heart for the agony Thou didst suffer in Gethsemane. In that lone hour Thou wast forsaken, and the creatures, whom Thou didst create to love Thee, loved Thee not. The weight of all our sins pressed on Thee, and mine as well; and for the sorrow which I caused Thee then by my sins, I will endeavor
to repay Thee now by my love. Strengthen it, my Jesus, that it may in some small measure give Thee consolation.
I hope my ramblings have been of some help to you.