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.
I would not consider any spirituality worthwhile that wants to walk in sweetness and ease and run from the imitation of Christ.
St. John of the Cross
Walking in the footsteps of Jesus - through suffering and death to new life - is the way of true discipleship for John. Pray for the willingness to embrace the same path as Christ who suffered and died for all because of his great love.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?