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.
I wish that Jesus would take over my faculties so that I would never perform actions that were human and personal but actions that were inspired and directed by the Spirit of Love.
St. Therese of Lisieux
Always desiring to be close to Jesus, Therese prayed to be transformed by the “Spirit of Love.” As you pray today, ask that your actions will be inspired by the same Spirit
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?