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.
“Seek in reading and you will find in meditation; knock in prayer and it be opened to you in contemplation."
John of the Cross (SLL158)
Reading from scripture, mediation and prayer prepare us for deeper intimacy with God. Ask God to help you ready your heart for the gift of contemplation.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?