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.
[Beginners] frequently believe that what is not their will, or that which brings them no satisfaction, is not God's will, and, on the other had, that if they are satisfied, God is too.
St. John of the Cross
Feelings alone do not determine our alignment with God’s will; rather, detaching ourselves from all that is not of God makes us one with God’s will. Ask for this grace today.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?