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.
This union with God's will is the union I have desired all my life; it is the union I ask the Lord for always and the one that is clearest and safest.
St. Teresa of Avila
For Teresa, being one with God and God’s will was her sole desire and refuge. As you pray today, ask for the same deep desire to be one with your loving God
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?