1. Set aside thirty minutes or so – and settle into your time of Meditation:
Settle into a comfortable chair, close your eyes, and take three long, slow breaths focusing on “breath in….breath out.”
Allow yourself to grow still.
Let go of any distracting thoughts.
Become aware of God’s unconditional love for you.
2. Open in prayer:
Gracious God, we are grateful for this time “together” even as we are apart this morning. In the midst of the uncertainty of these days, help us to pause and let go for these next few moments; to lay our burdens down and give our souls rest, so that we may then live out this day renewed with hope and faith, reminded that you are ever with us on this journey. Amen.
3. Choose either a sacred reading or a simple centering prayer to meditate on:
A Sacred Reading: Read aloud – and slowly – Psalm 121 three times. Pause between each reading.
A Centering Prayer: Read the following verse one time slowly:
“Be still and know that I am God.” “Be still and know that I am.”
“Be still and know.”
4. Meditate for 15 minutes, resting in stillness: If thoughts begin to enter in, gently re-center yourself.
5. Close by praying the Lord’s Prayer and then give yourself a few minutes to reflect.