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 a great detachment from everything and a desire to be always either alone or occupied in something that will benefit some soul.
St. Teresa of Avila
As the soul grows deeper in love with God, its only desire is to be alone or engaged in the works that “benefit some soul.” In your prayer today, ask to desire God alone.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?