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.
I really believe that whoever humbles oneself and is detached...will receive the favor of this water from the Lord and many other favors.
St. Teresa of Avila
The more you recognize your need for God, rather than to be preoccupied by other things, the more will your thirst be quenched by living waters. Like the Samaritan woman, seek only the Christ, the Living Water, in your prayer today.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?