St. Francis de Sales, in his Seventh Meditation (1.15) found in his Introduction to the Devout Life, directs our hearts to think deeply upon paradise. This reflection should be done in the morning (plan on 20–30 minutes). Some practical comments have been added to the text in italics. Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales (1.16)
- PLACE yourself in the Presence of God. Imagine that you are in a room with Christ.
- Invoke His Aid. While you are in the room with Christ, ask Him to speak to you and help you in your prayer.