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.
Believe me - to write books of piety, to compose sublime poems, all this is not worth as much as the smallest act of renunciation.
St. Therese of Lisieux
Therese wanted only to glorify God alone with her whole life, bringing no attention to herself. Pray today that you will renounce even the smallest thing that gets in your way of recognizing God as the center of your life.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?