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.
A person likes to remain alone in loving awareness of God, without particular considerations in interior peace and quiet and repose.
St. John of the Cross
As the soul enters deeply into contemplative prayer, the soul is led to rest in God’s embrace. As you pray today, ask for the grace to “remain alone in loving awareness of God,” in “interior peace, quiet and repose.”
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?