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 remains to be said, then, that even though this happy night darkens the spirit, it does so only to impart light concerning all things.
St. John of the Cross
For John, true happiness comes in the dark night of the spirit; darkness frees us to see the light of God’s transformation in our lives. Pray today that the light of Christ will shine in your darkness.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?