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.
You are trying your best just to be with God.
“Be not frightened or intimidated by virtue”
– Saint Teresa of Avila
When was the last time I tried to hide from others my beliefs or my own moral expectations?
When was the last time I was tempted to hide beliefs or moral expectations but held to them in front of another?
Be still. As you inhale and exhale, forget the stresses of your day, and focus only on your breath. Hear the sounds that it makes. Feel the air passing through your nostrils, through your lips, over your tongue, and past your teeth. Notice the frequency. Recognize the importance of your breath. Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?