Breathe in deeply, hold it, and exhale completely. Repeat three times.
Relax. Visualize yourself in God's presence.
What does that feel like? Look like?
Is it an image of peace? Is it an image of anger? Conflict? Love?
Using the words of this mantra, say slowly: ''maranatha'' which is the oldest Christian prayer (it means 'come, Lord'), in Aramaic, the language of Jesus, used by St Paul at the end of the First Letter to the Corinthians (16:22) and found in the earliest Christian liturgies. Repeat the mantra slowly to yourself for as long as it takes to put yourself in a prayerful state.
In contemplation God teaches the soul very quietly and secretly, without its knowing how... in silence and quietude, in darkness to all sensory and natural things.
St. John of the Cross
John calls us to contemplative prayer in which we trust God alone to lead us and draw us into the mystery of love. Rest today in prayer, asking God to fill you with Love alone.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?