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.
Jesus wishes to bring His kingdom to souls more by suffering and persecution than by brilliant preaching.
St. Therese of Lisieux
Therese knew that the only way to experience and build the kingdom of God was by following the Way of Jesus, the way of “suffering and persecution,” rather than by the excellence of our rhetoric about the kingdom. In your prayer today, ask to walk the way Jesus did.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?