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.
Where neither the appetites nor concupiscence reign, there is no disturbance but only God's peace and consolation.
St. John of the Cross
Those who have disciplined their disordered desires or appetites experience a peace that “the world cannot give.” In your prayer today, ask God alone be the One who satisfies all of your desires and longings.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?