January 5, 2022
When we realize we can’t fix a problem and will have to live with a situation, contemplative prayer is a meditative practice to find peace. Contemplative prayer is “listening prayer.” Instead of trying to change the world, you accept the world as it is with God’s help.
Contemplative prayer enhances your ability to hear God’s voice by reducing distraction and anxiety, thereby drawing you closer to God. You focus on repeating a single word or concept throughout your prayer. In turn, your prayer mimics meditative, centering practices.
The Bible and eastern meditation are often confusing topics for spiritual people. Christians have traditionally been suspicious of the term “contemplative prayer,” fearing that it will lead immature believers away from Jesus and into mysticism. However, contemplative prayer is an effective form of worship focusing on Christ and His teaching because you are yielding to His will.
Contemplative prayer shouldn’t be discouraged but embraced since it brings the believer closer to Jesus. Focusing on particular biblical concepts, issues in your own life that you see aren’t in line with God or His will are great ways to have a closer walk with Him, which is what this life is all about.
Remember: “It’s the Situation Keeping My Connection with Him”.
I’m Lori Stith, The Stoicess, and I believe in You!
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