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.
Jesus made me understand that only in obedience was I pleasing to Him.
St. Therese of Lisieux
The biblical meaning of “obedience” implies a close relationship to God, rather than a rule-based understanding. The believer is called to listen and respond to God’s call to live a holy life – what Therese is really describing. As you pray today, listen to God’s voice in the context of your loving relationship with God.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?