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.
In the dark night of the soul, bright flows the river of God.
St. John of the Cross
As you experience the journey into the dark - the unknown - trust that you will be refreshed in the living waters of God’s life flowing through your veins, bringing you light in the darkness. Pray today for the grace to await with patience, God’s refreshment and peace.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?