Saturday, April 14, 2012

Check in

Choose a mantra or "prayer word" such as "God," "love," "Spirit," or "Jesus" to quiet the mind when distracting thoughts intrude.

Close your eyes and start reciting the mantra aloud at first, so you can listen to yourself speaking or chanting the mantra.

After a few minutes, begin to recite more quietly, whispering and finally only moving your lips to form the mantra without producing an audible sound.

Recite the mantra in your mind, repeating it mentally without moving your lips.

Catch Up

Conversation Topic

“All the things of God made me happy, yet those of the world held me bound.”
– Saint Teresa of Avila

Conversation Starter

What material things hold me bound?
An addiction?
A possession?
A person?
What activities hold me bound?
Gambling?
Self-gratification?
Winning every argument?

Disconnect

What holds you back in your relationship with God?
Imagine God lovingly cutting away each of those ropes,
leaving you feeling light and free.
Breathe in deeply. Exhale. Repeat.
Disconnect and listen.

How long would you like to pray for?

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