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.
How little known is the great and merciful love of the heart of Jesus...to enjoy this treasure we must be humble and recognize our nothingness, and that is just what many people will not do.
St. Therese of Lisieux
It is a great grace to be loved with “the great and merciful love of the heart of Jesus.” Pray today for receptivity to the gifts Jesus offers.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?