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 order to contemplate Your glory, we must pass through fire. I choose for my purgatory Your burning love, O Heart of my God.
St. Therese of Lisieux
No suffering was too much for Therese as long as she remained in the “Heart of God,” where she experienced God’s “burning love.” In your prayer today, ask God to keep you close to his heart as you “pass through fire.”
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?