Put yourself in a comfortable position. Take several deep breaths.
Repeat to yourself: Do not be afraid.
Each time you exhale let go of those things about which you are worried or afraid.
Offer these worries to God, knowing that God's love is infinite.
Allow yourself to accept God's love and grace in return.
This union between God and creatures always exists. By it he conserves their being so that if the union should end they would immediatly be annihilated and cease to exist.
St. John of the Cross
For John, we truly exist only in God. Thomas Merton later referred to this as our ‘true self,’ - our authentic being,
rightly existing only in relationship to the God who dwells within us. Pray today for the openness to God's transforming love creating us anew daily.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?