Put yourself in a comfortable position that will allow you to concentrate and feel calm. Breathe in deeply, hold it, exhale completely. Repeat three times. Relax. Visualize yourself in God's presence.
Using Psalm 46:10, say slowly:
Be still and know that I am God
Be still and know that I am
Be still and know
Repeat a few times.
Relax and breathe in deeply, hold it and exhale completely.
You are trying your best just to be with God.
Since the soul doesn't have anything with which to pay, it begs for the pity and mercy God has always had toward sinners.
St. Teresa of Avila
As Teresa knew so well, the closer we are to God, the more we are aware of our sinfulness. As you pray today, beg God for that love and mercy that keeps you open and ready to receive what God offers you.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?