Put yourself in a comfortable position. Take several deep breaths.
Repeat to yourself: Do not be afraid.
Each time you exhale let go of those things about which you are worried or afraid.
Offer these worries to God, knowing that God's love is infinite.
Allow yourself to accept God's love and grace in return.
Let go of your plans. The first hour of your morning belongs to God.
St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
Knowing that it takes commitment to be available to God and to be detached from all our daily concerns, Teresa Benedicta made no compromises about giving her first hour of the day to God. As you pray today, ask to be faithful to giving time to nurturing your primary relationship.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?