Sit straight in a chair in a comfortable position.
Breathe in deeply, hold it, and exhale completely. Repeat three times.
Relax. Visualize yourself in God's presence.
Using the words of this mantra, say slowly:
Lord have mercy...
Repeat a few times.
Relax and breathe in deeply, hold it, and exhale completely.
You are simply trying to focus yourself to pay attention to your conversation.
If a person is to enter the second dwelling places [of the castle], it is important that he strive to give up unnecessary things and business affairs. Each one should do this in conformity with his state in life.
St. Teresa of Avila
As you pray today, ask God to give you a spirit of abandonment of all that does not lead you to greater intimacy.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?