Put yourself in a comfortable position that will allow you to concentrate and feel calm. Breathe in deeply, hold it, exhale completely. Repeat three times. Relax. Visualize yourself in God's presence.
Using Psalm 46:10, say slowly:
Be still and know that I am God
Be still and know that I am
Be still and know
Repeat a few times.
Relax and breathe in deeply, hold it and exhale completely.
You are trying your best just to be with God.
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?