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.
A soul united to Jesus is a living smile that radiates Him and gives Him.
St. Elizabeth of the Trinity
At our Baptism we put on a garment of new life in Christ Jesus; this new life creates us as people of the light who radiate Christ wherever we are sent. In your prayer today, ask for the grace to recognize your role as Christ’s ambassadors.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?