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.
His food is that in every way possible we draw souls that they may be saved and praise Him always.
St. Teresa of Avila
In all that we do, our attention needs to be focused on how to “draw souls” to God, that they too, “may praise Him always.” In your prayer today, ask that you be nourished by the desire to call others to God’s saving embrace.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?