Take a reading from scripture; the psalms or
parts of the prophets or epistles are most useful for this style of
Read through the text very slowly.
When you are struck by a word or a phrase
Stay with the words that moved you, maybe
repeating them slowly, allowing them to sink into your heart. Only
move on when you are quite ready.
Try to have an inner stillness so that you can
perceive the gentle action of God.
Examples of texts you might use are:
Psalm 139:1-18;Isaiah 43:1-3;Romans 8:14-17, 28-39; 2 Timothy
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