Put yourself in a comfortable position that will allow you to concentrate and feel calm. Breathe in deeply, hold it, exhale completely. Repeat three times. Relax. Visualize yourself in God's presence.
Using Psalm 46:10, say slowly:
Be still and know that I am God
Be still and know that I am
Be still and know
Repeat a few times.
Relax and breathe in deeply, hold it and exhale completely.
You are trying your best just to be with God.
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?