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.
Jesus deigned to show me the one way leading to this Divine Furnace of Love. This way is the self-surrender of a little child who sleeps without fear in the arms of its father.
St. Therese of Lisieux
As you pray today, surrender yourself as a child to the arms of your loving Father and experience the “Divine Furnace of Love.”
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?