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.
Love can supply for length of years. Jesus, because He is eternal, regards not the time but only love.
St. Therese of Lisieux
Jesus looks to the quality of our love, not the number of years we are on earth; whether we are young or old, love is the only thing that matters. Ask God to help you grow in your loving relationship to God.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?