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.
Trials help greatly to detach us from earth. They make us look to God, rather than to this world.
St. Therese of Lisieux
So often the most challenging moments of our lives are significant times of grace leading us back to God. Therese reminds us that trials “detach us from the earth” and “make us look to God.” Take some time in prayer today to remember God’s saving moments in your life.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?