Choose a mantra or ''prayer word'' such as ''God,'' ''love,'' ''Spirit,'' or ''Jesus'' to quiet the mind when distracting thoughts intrude.
Close your eyes and start reciting the mantra aloud at first, so you can listen to yourself speaking or chanting the mantra.
After a few minutes, begin to recite more quietly, whispering and finally only moving your lips to form the mantra without producing an audible sound.
Recite the mantra in your mind, repeating it mentally without moving your lips.
Ah, I know well, joy is not in the things that surround us; it dwells in the innermost soul.
St. Therese of Lisieux
The saints know that true joy lies deep within our hearts and cannot be disturbed by the difficulties of everyday life; the joy of knowing they are God’s children. As you pray today, be grateful for that peace and contentment in God, the source of our joy
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?