Breathe in deeply, hold it, and exhale completely. Repeat three times.
Relax. Visualize yourself in God's presence.
What does that feel like? Look like?
Is it an image of peace? Is it an image of anger? Conflict? Love?
Using the words of this mantra, say slowly: ''maranatha'' which is the oldest Christian prayer (it means 'come, Lord'), in Aramaic, the language of Jesus, used by St Paul at the end of the First Letter to the Corinthians (16:22) and found in the earliest Christian liturgies. Repeat the mantra slowly to yourself for as long as it takes to put yourself in a prayerful state.
I think that all missionaries are martyrs by desire and by will, and that, consequently, not one of them should go to purgatory.
St. Therese of Lisieux
Praising all who spread the “good news” throughout the earth without counting the cost, Therese was convinced that they are united with God and need no further purification. Pray today for the courage to share the “good news” wherever you are called.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?