Put yourself in a comfortable position that will allow you to concentrate and feel calm. Breathe in deeply, hold it, exhale completely. Repeat three times. Relax. Visualize yourself in God's presence.
Using Psalm 46:10, say slowly:
Be still and know that I am God
Be still and know that I am
Be still and know
Repeat a few times.
Relax and breathe in deeply, hold it and exhale completely.
You are trying your best just to be with God.
It is in that soul in which less of its own appetites and pleasures dwell that he dwells more alone, more pleased, and more as though in his own house, ruling and governing it.
St. John of the Cross
As the soul detaches itself from “its own appetites and pleasures,” there is more and more room for God. Pray today, that God will make you a pleasing dwelling place.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?