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.
If [these souls] do have envy, it will not be vicious as before, when they were distressed that others were preferred to them and more advanced.
St. John of the Cross
As souls grow closer to God, although they continue to experience their sinful tendency toward envy, they are more aware of it, asking for God’s mercy, rather than comparing themselves to others. Let “Lord have mercy,” be your prayer today.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?