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 am so feeble, so weak, that I wish to be united forever to Divine Strength Itself.
St. Therese of Lisieux
As we become more in touch with our powerlessness – our feebleness, we are more able to acknowledge our need for “Divine Strength itself.” As you pray today, ask for God’s strength to make up for your weakness or anything you lack in serving God and others.
Quiet yourself. Open your heart.
Take three deep breaths.
Disconnect and listen.
How long would you like to pray for?