I pause each day for 15 minutes.
- I rest in our triune God.
- I speak to the Divine persons, or I say nothing.
Humans see the appearance
but the Lord looks into the heart.
The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want!
Christ will give you light!
I am the light of the world!
I ask Jesus’ Spirit to enlighten my mind and my heart. In what way has Jesus healed me? How does Jesus desire to continue to heal me? In what way do I desire his healing? I chat with Jesus about these.
I give myself to my spiritual exercise:
- I ask the man blind from birth to present me to Jesus.
- I open my heart to him and chat with him:
- I praise Jesus for dying and rising for me;
- I thank him for baptizing me with his Spirit to be like him.
- I ask Jesus for grace to live my baptism for and with others with greater courage, feeling and generosity.
- I close saying slowly the Lord’s Prayer. Jesus gave it to me to grow more like him, alive with his healing Spirit.
Aware of my feelings and emotions which surfaced as I conversed with Jesus:
- Finally, I jot down my reactions; the way Jesus was toward me; what I have noticed; and I look forward to tomorrow.
- I do not force myself to write.
- I do not force a certain style of writing. (Some people keep diaries; longer entries come easily or naturally. Others write a word or a phrase; a summary is all they need.)
- I keep at hand the kind of prayer-record (diary; loose-leaf binder; 3x5 spiral pad; computer; smartphone) which is most conducive for me.
- I date each entry.
- Periodically--after a week; after a month; after a liturgical season, for example--I review my jottings. They form a record of both my praying, and more importantly, the Trinity's graces given me.