Put yourself in a comfortable position that will allow you to concentrate and feel calm. Breathe in deeply, hold it, exhale completely. Repeat three times. Relax. Visualize yourself in God's presence.
Using Psalm 46:10, say slowly:
Be still and know that I am God
Be still and know that I am
Be still and know
Repeat a few times.
Relax and breathe in deeply, hold it and exhale completely.
You are trying your best just to be with God.
But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door and pray to your Father in secret.
Begin Lent this year in the spirit of the Carmelite saints who committed themselves to contemplative prayer. Available to God they asked their Beloved to make them more loving. Each day during Lent, "go to your inner room” and pray to your Beloved in secret!
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?