Take several deep breaths. Empty your thoughts.
Let go of all that has held you back today.
Exhale all those things that make your heart heavy.
Envision yourself moving forward, lighter, more free, toward the Lord, who helps to carry all burdens.
But these individuals do not find delight in the imagination wandering back and forth; rather, they are troubled about it on account of the disturbance it brings to that gratifying peace.
St. John of the Cross
Souls can be preoccupied about wanting to be peaceful in prayer, rather than attending to God who draws them nearer. As you pray today, focus on the One who loves you unconditionally and rest there.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?