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.
Our Lord grants these favors to the soul because, as to one to whom He is truly betrothed...He desires to give it some knowledge of how to do His will and of his grandeurs.
St. Teresa of Avila
The Lord’s faithfulness to the betrothed, is expressed in the favors granted to the soul. Pray today with deep gratitude for the favors given to you from your Beloved Lord.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?