Sit straight in a chair in a comfortable position.
Breathe in deeply, hold it, and exhale completely. Repeat three times.
Relax. Visualize yourself in God's presence.
Using the words of this mantra, say slowly:
Lord have mercy...
Repeat a few times.
Relax and breathe in deeply, hold it, and exhale completely.
You are simply trying to focus yourself to pay attention to your conversation.
It should be known that the purpose of discursive meditation on divine subjects is the acquisition of some knowledge and love of God.
St. John of the Cross
John invites us to thank God for the “acquisition of some knowledge and love of God,” that you acquire as you practice meditation. Ask for openness to the way God leads you in prayer today.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?