Quiet Yourself From Distractions
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus; let us throw off everything that distracts us (Hebrews 12:1-2). Morning tends to be a better time to pray for most people; choose a quiet place - in your home, at work, outdoors, in a church.
Examine Your Conscience
Repent of your sins; ask for forgiveness; believe your sins are forgiven; repent at the Penitential Rite during the liturgy; receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation whenever possible; let God free your conscience (Hebrews 9:14).
Enter Into the Presence of God
Dwell on the Love Jesus has for us; recite the following truths from the Nicene Creed:
Let God Move You
Take a phrase such as “Holy Jesus” and softly repeat it without thinking or distraction. Try to give the Holy Spirit the freedom to show you God’s perspective on “Holy Jesus.” You may find yourself in the presence of One Who Is Holy. You may discover new avenues of love toward God.
Ask Questions (Matthew 7:7-11)
Go to God and ask him; try to learn how to listen to him and enjoy his presence; try to sense what he might be saying in your heart as you pray and read the Scriptures.
Bring Your Petitions to The Lord
Pray for your family’s needs; intercede for the sick; pray for the whole Church; ask God for his blessing for you and your family; ask him to give you and your family spiritual protection to do good and to say “no” to evil and sin.
Journal Your Prayer Time
A prayer journal will help us recall what we sense God has expressed to us, what we have prayed for, and it will help us carry Jesus through our day.
More helpful advice for prayer: How to deal with distractions to prayer