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.
In realizing that I could do nothing of myself, my task [as mistress of novices] became simplified. I strove to unite myself more and more to God, knowing that the rest will be added to me.
St. Therese of Lisieux
Therese recognized that her real strength came from recognizing her own powerlessness and her need for God. With Therese and Paul, pray today to recognize that in your weakness is your strength.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?