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.
Some in the crowd…said, ‘This is truly the Prophet.’ Others said, ‘This is the Christ!’
Witnesses to the healing works of Jesus, those in the crowd exclaimed in different ways, what Jesus meant to them. St. Teresa of the Andes, too, uttered her own word for God: "I am the happiest creature in the world. God is infinite joy!" Choose your own word for God as you pray today!
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?