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 know only one thing -- to love You, O Jesus.
St. Therese of Lisieux
Throughout her life, Therese seemed to have no real choice but to be taken up into the heart of Jesus. She knew only one thing: “to love You, O Jesus.” In your prayer today, ask for that one thing – to love Jesus alone and to remain with Jesus always.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?