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.
If you were to understand how important this virtue [of love of neighbor] is for us you wouldn't engage in any other study.
St. Teresa of Avila
Place all of your energy on acquiring the virtue of “love of neighbor,” since this coupled with “love of God” describes the two great commands of Jesus. As you pray today, seek to live as Jesus teaches you.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?