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.
For when the appetites and concupiscences are quenched, the soul dwells in spiritual peace and tranquility.
St. John of the Cross
Souls who find satisfaction from intimacy with God alone, experience a “peace and tranquility” nothing else but God can bring. Pray today that you will find rest only in God, who alone brings that peace the world cannot give.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?