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.
Our faith is so dead that we desire what we see more than what faith tells us.
St. Teresa of Avila
Bemoaning the lack of faith of those called to follow Jesus, Teresa speaks of a faith that is “dead” because it desires only what is seen. As you pray today, ask to believe in God who fulfills all that you desire and let go of all that is seen and demonstrable.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?