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.
O my Divine Savior, I can sleep on Your heart, for it belongs to me.
St. Therese of Lisieux
Therese trusted in her loving Lord completely and found rest and peace, ‘sleeping on His heart,’ knowing that Jesus would always be there for her. As you pray today, imitate her trust and rest in the heart of Jesus!
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?