There are all sorts of ways to segue into a meditation.
One of my favorites is in reverence to, and wonder and awe of a higher power.
This act of humility grounds me, which prepares me to enter stillness and silence.
Psalm 46:10 has a beautiful verse that does just that.
If you're uncomfortable with the name God, remove or replace it; Love is a perfect modifier.
Be still and know that I am God.
Be still and know that I am.
Be still and know.
"Prayer is sitting in silence until it silences us, choosing gratitude until we are grateful, and praising God until we ourselves are an act of praise." Richard Rohr