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.
The door of entry to this [interior] castle is prayer and reflection.
St. Teresa of Avila
Entry to the interior castle comes from a commitment to “prayer and refection” – the disciplines that allow the heart to be still and ready to receive. As you pray today, ask God to help you take the steps necessary to be more accessible.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?