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.
...let the one to whom His Majesty gives these favors receive them with admiration and praise for Him.
St. Teresa of Avila
Those who have received spiritual gifts from God are invited to approach “His Majesty” with gratitude and love. In your prayer today, surrender to the source of your life, and ask for a loving and grateful heart.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?