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.
This dark night is an inflow of God into the soul that purges it of its habitual ignorance and imperfections, natural and spiritual, and which contemplatives call infused contemplation or mystical theology.
St. John of the Cross
As you are called deeper into the “dark night,” pray today to be receptive to the “inflow of God” into your soul, that will transform and purify you.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?