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 people find it so difficult to describe what they perceive through the senses, how much more difficult it is to express what does not enter through the senses.”
John of the Cross (DN 2.17.3)
Words are inadequate to describe the experience of God as we grow spiritually through the Spirit’s subtle movements. Open your heart to the many ways that God draws you into deeper relationship.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?