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 only one thing -- to love You, O Jesus.
St. Therese of Lisieux
Throughout her life, Therese seemed to have no real choice but to be taken up into the heart of Jesus. She knew only one thing: “to love You, O Jesus.” In your prayer today, ask for that one thing – to love Jesus alone and to remain with Jesus always.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?