Take several deep breaths. Empty your thoughts.
Let go of all that has held you back today.
Exhale all those things that make your heart heavy.
Envision yourself moving forward, lighter, more free, toward the Lord, who helps to carry all burdens.
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?