Meditation and Contemplative Prayer

Meditation and contemplation flow from the reading of God’s Word.  The reading of God’s Word is a “lectio divina]” or sacred reading.  After reading, one is invited to meditate or reflect upon the text, with specific application to the context of one’s life.  This is not Bible study.  Bible study is for a different time.  Meditation captures us in the heart as we live into God’s Word and listen for God as God speaks to us personally through the text.

Contemplation is a time to rest in God’s Word.  Contemplation is a time for sabbath rest as one lets go of the burdens of the day and hears the invitation of Jesus,  in Matthew 11.28:  ‘Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”  When engaged in contemplative prayer, one is resting in the arms of God.

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