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.
It's necessary that we speak to, think about, and become the companions of those who having had a mortal body accomplished such great feats for God.
St. Teresa of Avila
It is by fully embracing our finite and sinful human condition that we can accomplish great deeds in and through God’s grace alone. In your prayer today, ask for the grace to accept who you are before God.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?