Breathe deeply and simply rest.
For a moment, do not think about what you must do later today.
Simply allow yourself to gather strength from God's love, to be replenished by God's mercy, invigorated by God's very presence.
Give thanks to God for this energizing love.
These persons will know only their own misery and keep it so much in sight that they will have no opportunity to watch anyone else's conduct.
St. John of the Cross
The soul who is keenly aware of one’s sinfulness is intent on seeking God’s compassion and forgiveness and does not focus on others’ behavior. Use the prayer “Lord have mercy on me a sinner,” as you pray today.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?