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.
To live by love is to banish all fear, all remembrance of past faults.
St. Therese of Lisieux
The soul that is freed by love (of Jesus) is totally consumed by that love and is not motivated by fear or preoccupied with past faults. As you pray today, ask that the love of Jesus take over your heart, leaving no room for anything else.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?