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.
Here in the tiny Host I find the fruit of love.
St. Therese of Lisieux
For Therese, the Eucharist was the summit and fount of God’s love that symbolized and brought together the many signs of God’s love in her life. Spend extra time after the Liturgy today to thank God for the gift of Jesus, the Word make flesh, in the Eucharist.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?