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.
It is my weakness that gives me all my strength.
St. Therese of Lisieux
With all the great saints, Therese knew that it was only in her powerlessness, that she had true strength, recognizing that all she had was a gift from God. As you pray, ask for the recognition that you are strongest when you depend totally on God.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?