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 know that my heart is too weak to be an apostle, but Jesus, do lend me your heart.
St. Therese of Lisieux
Keenly aware of her own weakness and the strength she found in Jesus, Therese did not hesitate to ask Jesus even for his heart. Pray today for a new heart that finds its strength only 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?