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.
How amazing and pitiful it is that the soul be so utterly weak and impure that the hand of God, though light and gentle, should feel too heavy and contrary.
St. John of the Cross
As you pray today, ask to be made pure and strong as you become one with God’s will and allow God’s “light and gentle” hand to guide you.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?