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.
In what better way can you, when together, use your tongues than in the praises of God since we have so many reasons for praising Him?
St. Teresa of Avila
Teresa urges her community members to remember all the reasons they have for praising God when they are together in community prayer. Pray today, that whether praying alone or with a community, you will always praise God for the gifts you have received.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?