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.
One word or a pleasing smile is often enough to raise up a saddened and wounded soul.
St. Therese of Lisieux
Therese, the saint of the little way, invites us to recognize that it is often in the small gestures of kindness that another is lifted up. As you pray today, ask for the grace to attend to the needs of others in small, ordinary ways each day.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?