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.
Indeed the soul does no more in this union than does the wax when another impresses a seal on it. The wax doesn't impress the seal on itself…it is only disposed -- I mean, by being soft…it doesn't soften itself but remains still and gives its consent.
St. Teresa of Avila
As potter’s clay fashioned by God, pray today for the grace to be “disposed” to God’s work in you.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?