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 have never given the good God anyhting but love; He will return that love. After my death I will let fall a shower of roses.
St. Therese of Lisieux
Therese’s faith brought her comfort knowing that she gave her all; she anticipated the fullness of God’s love in the life to come. Pray today for this kind of faithfulness and give God the fullness of your love each day.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?