Begin with simple awareness that you are, that you exist, here and now.
Sense your own being, and rest in it.
As you become fully aware of your being, realize that God is your being.
Breathe in and out slowly and deeply three times and rest in the awareness of his being, your shared being.
As often as God communicated at length with someone, he appeared in darkness.
St. John of the Cross
John offers encouragement to those who have been faithful to God in prayer over many years, but experience God’s presence and communication only in the “darkness.” Pray today that you are patient and not discouraged when your prayer does not meet your own expectations.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?