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.
Indeed the soul does no more in this union than does the wax when another impresses a seal on it. The wax doesn't impress the seal on itself…it is only disposed -- I mean, by being soft…it doesn't soften itself but remains still and gives its consent.
St. Teresa of Avila
As potter’s clay fashioned by God, pray today for the grace to be “disposed” to God’s work in you.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?