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 seek little happenings, nothings, to give pleasure to my Jesus: for example, a smile, a kind word, when I would rather be silent or show no interest.
St. Therese of Lisieux
Even the least gesture toward another motivated by love, is pleasing to Jesus. Pray today that even at those times when you would prefer not to engage with another, you would reach out because of love.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?