Use the day’s saying as a focus for meditative reading or lectio divina, reading slowly and allowing your mind to drift as the words inspire you to further prayer and reflection.
Say the word to the rhythm of your breath and invite the Holy Spirit to speak to you through that word.
You never know if you’ll have another chance to express your gratitude. In the morning, think through your day: the work you will do, the people you’ll come into contact with, the uncertainties you face, the possibilities there are for joy and acts of kindness, those for whom you have been asked to pray, the situations where you may need God’s help.
Today, try to be still and listen throughout your day. Listen while walking or letting yourself dance. Listen looking up gazing at bright green-leafed trees. Listen with still posture and eyes closed. Listen kneeling in soil to tend plants springing to life. Stop to smell the flowers and listen. Be still and listen.
Try to just inhabit the moment you are in. And then the next. And the next. When you catch yourself straying, use your senses to bring your awareness back to the moment you are in. This is the start of getting in touch with ourselves and God’s presence with us throughout the day.