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.
We are not bound to be justices of peace but we are bound to be angels of peace.
St. Therese of Lisieux
Therese invites us to leave judgments to God alone and rather be messengers of peace to all that are experiencing conflict or divisions. In your prayer today, ask for the gift of peace within your heart and among all those to whom you are sent.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?