I decided that I need to spend some time going through all of the piles of paper in my office that I have accumulated over the years – prayers I found and liked, extra copies of handouts I gave in talks or retreats I gave, articles, etc, etc and so forth.
One of the things I came across (from who knows what year!) was a description of an exercise the then rector of an Episcopal church in Minneapolis had invited participants of a forum he held to engage in.
The instruction was simple: Write a poem that describes either God or yourself in relationship to God, following this pattern:
one or more words that connect with the first noun
The rector gave some examples on his blog (the link to which I can no longer find – suggesting how long this sheet of paper has been on a shelf in my office). They included:
powerful, quiet, watching
protects, understands, forgives, guides
the one I trust
Lion of his people
direct, truthful, unsettling
descends, embraces, loves, forgives
exhale and breathe
the Holy Spirit present
gentle, compassionate, kind
leads, protects, shelters, carries
I am safe
Why not try it yourself? You can use his suggested format or another. But in a prayerful, centered space, try to come up with some words/expressions that work for you.