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.
Keep my heart pure, shield me with Your presence, just for today.
St. Therese of Lisieux
With complete trust in God’s goodness, Therese asked for the graces she needed - a day at a time - knowing that God knew what she needed. Pray with that same trust today, assured that God will care for you and shield you from all harm.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?