Take several deep breaths. Empty your thoughts.
Let go of all that has held you back today.
Exhale all those things that make your heart heavy.
Envision yourself moving forward, lighter, more free, toward the Lord, who helps to carry all burdens.
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?