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 shall desire in heaven the same thing as on earth -- to love Jesus and make Him loved.
St. Therese of Lisieux
“Blessed are the pure of heart…” Driven by her love of Jesus and the desire to “make Him loved,” Therese trusted that this love and the desire to bring others to experience that same love, would continue in heaven. Imitate her deep trust, as you pray today.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?