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.
...aridities, then, make people walk with purity in the love of God.
St. John of the Cross
When we have no human satisfaction and experience “aridities” in prayer, we are invited to call upon the Lord with “purity in the love of God.” As you pray today ask that you will not hold anything back from God, and will always approach God with purity of heart.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?