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.
Oh Jesus, how little known is the merciful love of your heart!
St. Therese of Lisieux
Today we are invited to acquire the missionary spirit of Therese so that God’s love and mercy will be made known to all the nations. Pray today that all peoples will come to know the love of God through Christ Jesus.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?