- Begin by slowing down your breathing, until it is gentle, smooth, and soft. Let go of any tension in your body by relaxing your jaw, your shoulders, your fingertips, even your toes. Slowly repeat the following Scripture verse until you feel calm, relaxed, and free:
As a deer longs for flowing streams,
so my soul longs for you, O God.
- With each breath, slowly repeat the following words: "Draw me unto you, O Lord."
- Watch your thoughts as they come and go. Do not follow them. Just take note of them.
- If you get a sense that the Lord is drawing you somewhere, follow him. Where does he take you? If you do not have such a sense, that's ok; the Lord may want you to be just where you are, and instead of drawing you to him, he is drawing close to you.
- Spend some quiet time with Jesus. Imagine as many features as you can about him--his hair, his eyes, his clothing. Look at his teeth, his fingernails, his toenails. Fill in as many details as possible. Imagine sitting silently with him. Where are you sitting? How are you sitting? What do you see? You exchange no words; you simply enjoy being in each other's presence. What feelings do you notice as you sit with the Lord?
- When you are ready, end the meditation with a prayer of gratitude. The words "Thank you" are sufficient.