There are days when my heart feels more fervently than other days. I look around me and understand how blessed I am. But then I watch the misery of so many people in different parts of the world and feel a need to go into mindful prayer.
Mindful prayers to me are almost like meditating. I focus on a photograph of a loved one or perhaps a headline in the newspaper and begin a spiritual conversation with myself.
I do not follow a script or an actual prayer; I simply explain how I feel and hope that there will be some kind of intervention to either resolve a problem or to help me make a decision. I use aromatherapy or a scented candle to help me speak clearly and on point. The important thing is to focus attention on one thing at a time. I take deep breaths and try to visualize myself in the moment. Do I look calm, committed and under control? I want to sound sincere and I want to be as specific as possible.
At the end of my mindful prayer session I ring a bell. This helps me to get back on track or to start a prayer about something else.
Sometimes repeating the same thing is a good idea. Repetition helps to firm what ever it is you are asking for during your prayer.
I hope this is somewhat helpful. Please leave a comment and tell me what you think. Happy Mindful praying!