Ignatius of Loyola taught that at the beginning of meditation we ought to imagine ourselves in the Gospel scene, getting familiar with the landscape, so to speak. Eventually, we carry on a dialogue with Jesus, based on that scene. There is another landscape which is our own situation and feelings at the beginning of prayer. We can look at these with Jesus and try to learn how he sees them. Then we can talk with him about our own outlook and let him lead us into harmony with his own mind and heart.
The Jesus we meet in these dialogues will be the Jesus of the Gospels whom we have met many times before. A Scripture passage, here or there, may come to mind. This kind of prayer supposes familiarity with Scripture. Little by little we can become willing to be changed by Jesus from proud resentment to humility, from anxiety to trust, from disappointment to hope —whatever we need at the moment.
In my quiet time with you, Lord, the most obvious features of my landscape are the world within me and outside. I bring them to you today for your healing and blessing so that I may live this day in harmony with your mind and heart.