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.
We love Him when we want to love Him, and when we keep trying in spite of our failures.
St. Therese of Lisieux
Our commitment to placing the love of God as our highest priority cannot be dependent on our mood, successes or failures; it is living faithfully day by day in response to God’s great love. Pray today for the gift of perseverance.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?