Where to Start: Adoration
Prayer and meditation can be done anywhere. It is an especially grace-filled time to be in the presence of the Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament during times of exposition. Some ask, “What do I do in adoration?” Pray in whatever way the Holy Spirit is moving you to pray: Lectio Divina, spiritual reading, rosary, etc., or just be silent in the presence of the Lord. St. John Vianney told the story of a parishioner of his parish in Ars, France who would stop in to the church each morning to pray before the Blessed Sacrament. One day, a neighbor asked this man what he did in church during that time. The man replied, “I look at the good God, and He looks at me.” Time before the Eucharistic Lord allows God to look and speak to us in our hearts as we gaze upon Him.
Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament is held from noon to 5:00 PM each Thursday during academic year. Several parishes in the Diocese of Providence have Eucharistic Adoration 24/7 and many other parishes will have periods of adoration monthly or weekly. Check your local parish for more information about Eucharistic adoration in your area.
The Basics of Prayer