I pause each day for 15 minutes.
- I rest in our triune God.
- I speak to the Divine persons, or I say nothing.
The one like a Son of man received dominion, glory, and kingship;
all peoples, nations, and languages serve him!
The heavens proclaim God’s justice,
and all peoples see his glory!
Be attentive to [the prophetic message]
as to a lamp shining in a dark place,
until day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased;
listen to him! ...Rise, and do not be afraid.
I ask Jesus’ Spirit to enlighten my mind and my heart. I let myself focus on Jesus. I hear the voice from the cloud speaking to me. I chat with Jesus about myself and what I hear.
I give myself to my spiritual exercise:
- I ask Peter, James and John 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 Jesus for moments of heightened awareness in which I know him better and myself.
- I ask Jesus for grace to increase my awareness of his presence and to be attentive to it.
- I close saying slowly the Lord’s Prayer. His words reassure me that God creates me and supplies my needs so I may make known to others Jesus who first knows me.
Aware of my feelings and emotions which surfaced as I conversed with Jesus:
- After my prayer, 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.