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.
You know me and also know where I am from. Yet I did not come on my own, but the one who sent me…is true.
St. John of the Cross experienced the One who sent Jesus, as an active, loving God who initiates and reaches out to us. Spend time in prayer today, asking Jesus to draw you closer to the God who loves you unconditionally.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?