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.
The most sublime inspirations are nothing without works.
St. Therese of Lisieux
As Therese knew so well, Jesus taught the disciples that It is not those who call out, “Lord, Lord” who enter the kingdom of God, but rather those who do God’s will. In your prayer today, ask to be a person of integrity, one who lives out God’s will in your everyday life.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?