This small volume contains papers written each month for The Messenger of the Sacred Heart. The popularity of the series and the solicitation of many indulgent friends have again induced me to put them into permanent shape. They are intended for those who wish to form the habit of daily meditation and spiritual reading. Possibly devout souls may be aided by their use before and after Holy Communion. At times also they may serve as a companion in visits to the Blessed Sacrament. It is hoped that the clergy may continue to obtain from these simple papers suggestions suitable for the ever-spreading devotion of the Holy Hour. Again it is a pleasure to acknowledge my indebtedness to my unselfish confrere, Father Joseph H. Smith, S.J., whose revision has made this little book possible.