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.
Only one attachment...to which the spirit is actually or habitually bound is enough to hinder the experience...of the delicate and intimate delight of the spirit of love, which contains eminently in itself all delights.
St. John of the Cross
Let go of anything that claims your full attention so that you are free for that greatest delight, “the spirit of love…” Pray today for this great grace!
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?