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 cannot receive Holy Communion as often as I wish, but O Lord -- are you not all powerful? Remain in my heart as in the tabernacle and never leave Your little victim.
St. Therese of Lisieux
Therese trusted in Jesus’ presence in her heart when Holy Communion was not possible. Pray today for that same trust in the many ways Jesus is present in your life.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?