Using a mantra is the simplest form of prayer I know. "Basically, any mantra is “a sound, syllable, word, or group of words that is considered capable of ‘creating transformation.’” Yowangdu. To practice with a mantra all you do is repeat your chosen word or words, a few times or several times daily. I love this practice because you can do it anywhere, anytime.
Choosing what mantra to use is as simple as finding a word that expresses your feelings, goals, theme or inspiration. Think of it as a mini affirmation: simple, direct, concise, one or two powerful words with a positive charge. You can change it daily or contemplate one for a period of time...the choice is yours.
The Buddha said "with our thoughts, we make the world." So set your intention, choose your mantra and off you go.
See more at: http://www.yowangdu.com/tibetan-buddhism/om-mani-padme-hum.html#sthash.ioZ4bwPf.dpuf
And check back here or on twitter @MantraToday for more inspiration and my daily mantra...see you soon!