• Begin your time of prayer by finding your pulse and reflecting on the life-giving blood and water being pumped through your system. You might try practicing centering prayer by using this image of water surging through your body like a fountain as the anchor that keeps your attention on God.
  • Spend some time by a fountain, listening to the flow of the water and contemplating its invitation for your own life. Pay attention to those places where water wants to surge up and offer its refreshment. Make note of the streams, rivers, and other water sources near you as places for prayer.
  • Reflect on the holy wells and oases in your life. What are those experiences and people who bring you a sense of renewal? How might you express thanks for these and cultivate their presence in your daily life?
Christine Valters Paintner in Water, Wind, Earth, and Fire