Put yourself in a comfortable position that will allow you to concentrate and feel calm.
Breathe in deeply, hold it, and exhale completely. Repeat three times.
Relax. Visualize yourself in God's presence.
Using these words of praise, pray slowly:
My God, I love you with all my heart, I praise and thank you...
Repeat several times.
Relax and breathe in deeply, hold it, and exhale completely.
Just be with God.
The first and chief benefit that this dry and dark night of contemplation causes is the knowledge of self and of one's own misery.
St. John of the Cross
Although painful and challenging, this “dry and dark night…” benefits us with a greater self-knowledge and an awareness of our need for God. In your prayer today, ask for the grace of courage as you enter this purifying experience.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?