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.
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?