I never tire of reminding that the best way to prepare to celebrate Mass is to read, ponder and pray over the Scriptures we'll hear proclaimed at that liturgy.
Keep in mind: very often it is the Bible stories we're most familiar with that require the longer preparation. We can take too much for granted when we think, "Yeh -- heard that one before!" Let's not presume on God's Word this week nor on our understanding of it. Take the time to read, ponder and pray over these texts...
Rumi says it best:
brings you to the place
where the Beloved lives."