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.
There is no doubt that if persons persevere in this nakedness and detachment from all worldly things, they will reach their goal.
St. Teresa of Avila
The person who is detached from all desire - other than that a desire for God - is accessible to the rich gifts God is ready to bestow. As you pray today, seek only God, your heart’s deepest desire.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?