Sit straight in a chair in a comfortable position.
Breathe in deeply, hold it, and exhale completely. Repeat three times.
Relax. Visualize yourself in God's presence.
Using the words of this mantra, say slowly:
Lord have mercy...
Repeat a few times.
Relax and breathe in deeply, hold it, and exhale completely.
You are simply trying to focus yourself to pay attention to your conversation.
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?