The LORD gives strength to His people;
the LORD blesses His people with peace. Psalm 29:11
“Anytime you come into the Eucharistic presence of the Lord and find that you are distracted and anxious about situations in your life, you can begin your prayer time with a litany of mercy as a way of letting go of all these thoughts.
How? Let me suggest a method that has helped me. Simply begin by asking the Holy Spirit to pray in you, and then respond to each of the distractions and anxieties – from whatever source – with short prayers such as: ‘Jesus, mercy’ or ‘Jesus, I trust in You.’
Imagine that each of the distractions, anxieties, fears, or hurts is a slide-show. Project one ‘slide’ at a time on the wall and pray your response, and then move on to the next ‘slide.’ You will be surprised when suddenly you have run through all your slides and are at peace in the presence of the Lord.”
W Kosicki, CSB