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.
“Some are so patient for spiritual advancement that God would prefer to see them a little less so.”
John of the Cross (DN 1.5.3)
Why is it that we are more passionate about accumulating material wealth than our spiritual growth?
Direct all your thoughts, actions and desires toward the love of God with deep commitment!
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?