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 soul united and transformed in God breathes out in God to God the very divine spiration that God breathes out in himself to her.
St. John of the Cross
Once transformed in God, the soul is so closely united to God, that it is difficult to distinguish God’s actions within a soul from the actions of the soul. Pray today for the grace of this total transformation in God.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?