Breathe in deeply, hold it, and exhale completely. Repeat three times.
Relax. Visualize yourself in God's presence.
What does that feel like? Look like?
Is it an image of peace? Is it an image of anger? Conflict? Love?
Using the words of this mantra, say slowly: ''maranatha'' which is the oldest Christian prayer (it means 'come, Lord'), in Aramaic, the language of Jesus, used by St Paul at the end of the First Letter to the Corinthians (16:22) and found in the earliest Christian liturgies. Repeat the mantra slowly to yourself for as long as it takes to put yourself in a prayerful state.
I see that the Lord is immutable, that He alone can fulfill my immense desires.
St. Therese of Lisieux
The mystery of God’s unconditional love led Therese to exclaim the wonders of such a loving God! With Therese we can say how truly awesome it is to know that the God in whom we believe, is enthralled with our “feeble love.” As you pray today, approach God with great love.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?