10 tips on how to be still and hear God in Beauty

10 Tips On How To Be Still and Hear God In Beauty

1. Schedule a time (15 minutes-1 hour).

It is important to pick a time when you do not feel rushed, in a hurry, or distracted. This will help you feel better focused, more in the moment, and more receptive to hearing the Lord and being with beauty.

2. Pick a beautiful spot that has little to no noise

This could be a Church, nature spot, or your favorite prayer corner. The place you choose should be peaceful and encourage an atmosphere of rest and contemplation.

3. Bring a journal, Bible, or your favorite sacred art.

These are all great ways to focus in on your desires in prayer or feelings in this moment. Journaling can be a great way to keep your thoughts organized, while the Bible can give you inspiration or scripture to pray with. Sacred art is a great way to pray, see my blog post Tips on how to pray with Sacred Art for a guide to praying with art!

4. Imagine leaving all of your burdens at the cross.

Consider beginning with an Act of Contrition. Place your sins, concerns, worries, fears, and struggles at the foot of the cross. Picture Jesus taking all of these burdens from you and replacing them with his hopes for you. Remember He gave his life because He loves you!

5. Ask God to speak and help you listen.

God can speak to you through your thoughts, feelings, surroundings, scripture and many more ! You never know how he will come to you in this time, it is important to listen and wait patiently for him to reveal himself.

6. Open Bible, look at sacred art, begin to journal.

Let your inspiration flow naturally. Appreciate the beauty of what you are doing, reading, saying, and seeing.

7. Ask what stands out to you ? Write it down

What passage spoke to you, what did you hear/see in nature, what message kept coming up in your mind, what did you see in the art, what did you write that stuck out to you? You never know how God could be speaking to you, so pay attention to what strikes you in your quiet moments.

8. Ask God what he wants to say to you about it.

Contemplate the message he is trying to send you, or maybe consider how God is trying to answer you prayer. Do not lose heart if an answer does not feel immediate or clear, sometimes God is telling us to have patience and let him work in our lives, or to surrender and trust for now.

9. Write any images, words, or thoughts that come to mind.

Keep track of what you felt during these moments. It is helpful to look back on later as a reminder, a comfort, for your life and prayer.

10. Reflect on how this applies to your life right now.

Why did God want you to receive this message? What would it mean for you? Maybe God is calling you to healing, to grace, to forgiveness, or to let go. He does this for a reason, and whatever His reason it is important to leave this moment knowing that it was for an important purpose. Use your notes to reflect back on to remind you of his message when you need it most.

Kate Capato

Kate is a Sacred Art Painter, Inspirational Speaker, and Faith-filled Movement artist on a mission to spread God's love through beauty! Her inspiration comes from prayerful encounters with the Lord, and the rich traditions of our Catholic faith. When she's not creating something faith inspired, Kate is often traveling all over the world with her hubby soaking in the wonders of God's creation, or spending time with family and friends to live every moment to the fullest. To see her work, visit her portfolio below and share in this mission of spreading truth and goodness.

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