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.
You've already often heard that God espouses souls spiritually. Blessed be His mercy that wants so much to be humbled!
St. Teresa of Avila
Aware of God’s desire to draw closer to faithful souls, Teresa exclaims with gratitude and deeper longing for God’s mercy! As you pray today, be grateful for being espoused by God and allow yourself to be humbled by God’s desire for you.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?