“Could you not watch one hour with me?” — Matthew 26:40
Spending time with the Eucharist, also known as Eucharistic Adoration, is a practice in the Church where the consecrated host is displayed in a monstrance or ciborium for the faithful to adore and spend time in prayer.
This practice is primarily a time of reverent prayer. This hour should be used to thank God for His blessings, ask for guidance and strength, or simply sit in silence and offer your thoughts and feelings to God. Use this time to ask God to search out your heart.
Prove me, O God, and know my heart: examine me, and know my paths. And see if there be in me the way of iniquity: and lead me in the eternal way. (Psalm 138:23-24, Douay-Rheims)
Eucharistic Adoration can also be a time for reflection and meditation on the life of Jesus Christ. Contemplate the Mysteries of the rosary, read the Bible, or simply think about your own life and how it relates to your faith and where God has brought you at this point in life.
The Eucharist is a powerful symbol of God’s love and sacrifice, and spending time with the Lord can be a way to express gratitude for all that God has done in your life.
Spending time with the Lord in this manner can also be a way to make reparations for sins or offences committed against God and the Sacred Heart. Utilize this time to seek forgiveness and offer acts of penance.
Eucharistic Adoration can also serve as a time to ask God for specific intentions, such as healing, guidance, or peace.
Overall, spending time with the Lord in Eucharistic Adoration can be a powerful way to deepen your relationship with God and find peace and guidance in your life.