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.
O how I love Jesus, who comes in the Host to unite Himself to my enraptured soul.
St. Therese of Lisieux
For Therese, Holy Communion was the primary way that Jesus “united Himself to (her) enraptured soul.” She praised God frequently for this great gift. Pray today in thanksgiving for the gift of the Eucharist in your life.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?