Your Little Break
Are you having a rough day and now you need nothing more than a short moment to relax and recover? Fortunately, it is the Lord who said: “Come to me, all you who are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28) Let’s receive his invitation and break out of our daily hassles by taking a moment to listen to his words.
This instruction is meant to help you with your break, whether you’re doing it with other people or on your own.
(Optionally: If you like, you can light a 🕯️)
Introduction 😊 :
Close your eyes, take three deep breaths, and then say: “In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.”
Prayer 🙏 :
Here I am.
You are here, too.
I am praying to you.
I know, I am connected to you,
And to all, who are also praying to you.
I am here
You are here, too.
That’s all I need. Amen.
Time of Silence 😊 :
Close your eyes, enjoy the silence, take a deep breath.
Contemplation 👀 :
Close your eyes, think about what you have just heard/read. Were you touched by anything? Do you feel worried? Or are you thankful? Now put your thoughts into a prayer that you bring before God.
We are connected.
As persons among one another.
As faithful to you.
We remember our loved ones.
We keep in mind all who are lonely.
We keep in mind all who suffer from illness,
All sick people, who are not visited.
We keep in mind all who aid others during times of strife,
Who use their skills for everyone in need.
We are your creation.
We are connected to one another.
Praying to you.
With the words, which are settled in our heart:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
Forgive us our sins,
as we forgive those who sin against us.
Save us from the time of trial,
and deliver us from evil.
For the kingdom, the power,
and the glory are yours,
now and forever.
The Meditation 😊:
Prayers of Intercession and the Lords Prayer 🙏 :
Blessing 🙏 :
Almighty God, Father, ☩ Son, and Holy Spirit, bless us now and forever. Amen
Or: (optionally, you can open a window) breathe in and out deeply. Perceive yourself. Perceive there are people like you out there. Right now. Connected. With one another. With God. United in faith. Breathe in. Breathe out. Say: “God says: I will bless you, so that you will be a blessing.” Repeat this as often as you like.
(Blow Out 🕯️)