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 love strengthens every vocation, that love is everything, that it embraces all times and all places, because it is eternal.
St. Therese of Lisieux
God is love and is the source of all that we are and what we do. Love enables us live out our vocation with integrity. In your prayer today, ask God, who is love, to strengthen and support you on your journey.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?