Breathe deeply and simply rest.
For a moment, do not think about what you must do later today.
Simply allow yourself to gather strength from God's love, to be replenished by God's mercy, invigorated by God's very presence.
Give thanks to God for this energizing love.
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?