Posted by Luke J. Wilson on 9th February 2016 in Prayer | contemplation,prayer,meditate,meditation,waiting on the Lord,silence,Christian meditation,lectio divina
In the quiet, still silence, I await my God.
There seems to be some misgivings about the idea of “contemplative prayer” (also referred to as Christian Meditation) and in some of the descriptions I've read, I would agree that it can seem iffy.
Contemplation, or sometimes known as lectio divina
, is in its most basic form, the idea and practice of waiting on the Lord. Often in silence or while you ponder on scripture or when you seek an answer or just to rest in his presence and have your strength renewed.
There are some people who think that this means “emptying your mind” and doing something akin to occultism, and ope...