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.
Every time I think of the mysterious and marvelous dispositions of God's providence in our lives, I am filled with a renewed sense of gratitude.
St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)
Rejoice in the great mystery of God's care in your life - God's providence! Pray for the gift of contentment - that spirit of gratitude which grounds everything that we do.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?