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.
I have shown you many good works..for which of these are you trying to stone me?
As they began to throw stones at him, Jesus tried to engage his persecutors in conversation instead of responding in anger. “Love is stronger than hatred. In the end there will be only the fullness of love.” (St. Teresa Benedicta) Reach out to someone with whom you need to reconcile.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?