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.
Everything will be for Jesus -- yes, everything -- and even when I have nothing to offer, I shall give Him this nothing.
St. Therese of Lisieux
Never wanting to hold anything back from Jesus, Therese exclaims that even if she has “nothing,” she will offer that to Jesus! Pray today for this same spirit of generosity in serving Jesus.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?