- I rest in our triune God.
- I speak to the Divine persons, or I say nothing.
on waking I shall be content in your presence!
and to the endurance of Christ!
for to God all are alive.”
- I ask Mary and my patron saintto present me to Jesus
- I open my heart to Jesus and chat with him:
- I praise Jesus for dying and rising for me
- I thank him for the everlasting encouragement he offers me by Holy Spirit to make him present by how I live
- I entrust myself to Jesus and ask for grace to live more attuned to the Spirit to help me walk with the endurance of Christ
- I close saying slowly the Lord's Prayer. Christian endurance allows me to make alive his words, on earth as it is in heaven
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.