Sit straight in a chair in a comfortable position. Breathe in deeply, hold it, and exhale completely. Repeat three times. Relax. Visualize yourself in God’s presence.
Using the words of this mantra, say slowly:
Lord have mercy…
Repeat a few times. Relax and breathe in deeply, hold it, and exhale completely.
You are simply trying to focus yourself to pay attention to your conversation.
“Finally there was a gentle breeze and when Elijah heard it he covered his face with his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave.”
1 Kings 19:12-13
In all the times and places when I have recognized God’s presence, where was I the most surprised to find God?
Finding God often involves clearing out space so we can be attentive to that still, small voice.
That subtle movement of grace in our lives.
Breathe in deeply and completely.
Hold it for a moment. Exhale slowly.
Pay attention to how this feels.
Repeat 2 more times.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?