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.
“If you want to win the world for Christ, you must have the courage to come into conflict with it.”
-- Blessed Titus Brandsma
When was the last time I ran from a conflict or confrontation even though I know that I’ll have to deal with it eventually? What about in my own life? Do I run from confronting an addiction? a bad habit? a self-indulgence?
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Allow yourself to be vulnerable to the power and influence of God's love, which surrounds you.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?