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.
“Without love even the most brilliant deeds count as nothing.”
– Saint Therese of Lisieux
How much of what I do or accomplish is to obtain praise from others? 50% 75% 100%. How much of what I do or accomplish is to avoid the criticism of others? 50% 75% 100%
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?