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.
Some spiritual persons call this contemplation knowing by unknowing. For this knowledge (of God)... is produced in the possible or passive intellect.
St. John of the Cross
The heart of prayer for a person called to this depth of contemplative prayer is accessibility or receptivity – opening yourself to God’s transforming work within you. Ask for the gift of this openness in your prayer today.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?