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.
I resolved to remain continually, in spirit, at the foot of the cross, to receive the sacred drops of Blood and then to apply them to souls.
St. Therese of Lisieux
In her own unique way, Therese expresses the profound meaning of Jesus’ death on the cross for love of all. Pray today that you embrace all who suffer with the same love that Christ shows to you.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?