Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

 
Prayer and meditation before our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament are great ways to spend some special time with Him. You can ask Him for graces for yourself or for loved ones, reflect on His Word, or just keep Him company!
 
We Catholics believe that at Mass bread and wine truly become the body, blood, soul and divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, during the Consecration by the priest. The consecrated bread, the Eucharist, in the form of wafers we call hosts, becomes what is known as the Blessed Sacrament.
 
Those consecrated hosts not used in Holy Communion at Mass are also the Blessed Sacrament and are placed in a special box known as the tabernacle to be given out later to the sick or the dying who cannot attend Mass.
 
A host can also be exposed on the altar, in a vessel known as a monstrance, for public worship in what is called Eucharistic adoration. This devotion is also known as the Rite of Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction.
 
It can include homilies by a priest, readings from Scripture, hymns such as O Salutaris Hostia and Tantum Ergo, and time for quiet adoration, after which the priest blesses the congregation in a Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, followed by The Divine Praises.  
 
Many people also spend time with Jesus in what we call a “Holy Hour,” which can include the liturgical elements mentioned above. More often it is a time just for silent adoration. Your time spent with our Lord in a Holy Hour can be more important than you imagine.
 
Approach Christ, as always, with humility,  contrition and love.  Make your heart a vessel into which He can pour his grace. Unite your troubled heart with His Sacred Heart and ask Him for the wisdom and graces you need in difficult situations!
 
Treat Him as you would one of your closest friends, with love and respect. Feel free to tell Him whatever troubles or pleases you silently. Silence is key for concentration in this intimate setting. You can also pray whatever prayers you’d like: the Rosary, the Anima Christi, an Act of Spiritual Communion, or any number of very good Blessed Sacrament prayers. If you’d prefer, just give our Lord your heartfelt thoughts in mediation or reflection. Or, if you’re feeling particularly harried or hurried, you can just keep him company!
 
Don’t feel like you’re wasting time with our Lord if you haven’t said numerous prayers. Just give Him your sincere love and devotion. St. Jean-Marie Vianney, the Cure of Ars once asked one of his parishioners who spent hours in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, “My good father, what do you say to our Lord in those long visits you pay Him every day?” “I say nothing to Him,” was the man’s moving reply; “I look at Him and He looks at me.”
Source: http://www.ourcatholicprayers.com/blessed-sacrament.html
 
Wednesdays starting with the 6 am Mass, the Blessed Sacrament is exposed on the altar in St Dominic’s Church, Hillcrest, throughout the day until 6 pm.