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.
Through perseverance in its spiritual exercises without consolation or satisfaction, the soul practices the love of God.
St. John of the Cross
Fidelity to our spiritual exercises is truly the “practice of the love of God” – an acknowledgement of our right relationship to God - whether in “consolation or satisfaction.” In your prayer today, rest in God’s love with great trust, no matter how you ‘feel’.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?