Mark 6:31 says "Come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest awhile." This is something he says to me as well.
And early in the morning I wake up while it is still dark and the world is still asleep. He invites me to go to the depths of my heart where he dwells, to meet him there. And the rest that he gives is peace and wholeness...
John Tauler says "Saint Augustine and Saint Anselm tell us concerning prayer that it is «a raising of the soul to God»… For my part, I tell you only this: truly detach yourself from yourself and from all created things and raise your soul wholly to God above all creatures, into the deep abyss. There, immerse your spirit in God’s spirit in true abandonment…, in a real union with God…, Ask God there for everything he wants us to ask him, what you desire and what other people desire from you. And hold this as certain: what a tiny, little coin is with regard to a hundred thousand gold pieces, that is what all external prayer is with regard to this prayer, which is a real union with God, and with regard to this inflowing and fusion of the created spirit in the uncreated spirit of God…" (from my Lectio Divina Android app)
This year, I started making my prayer journal an art journal as well. I find that all the wonderful words in the bible are such an inspiration for me. For living my life as well as for making art. And the time I spend drawing and coloring in and painting gives me the time to reflect even more on these verses. And because I delight in all the previous days' illustrations, I find myself going back and reflecting even more.