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What is Contemplative Prayer?

Posted by Luke J. Wilson on 09th February 2016 in Prayer | contemplation,prayer,meditate,meditation,waiting on the Lord,silence,Christian meditation,Lectio Divina

... Read; meditate; pray; contemplate I would never defend, nor advocate, any practice of emptying your mind, as this would be contrary to Scripture. What the bible repeatedly states is that we should be filling our minds with the things of God and scripture; focussing purely on God!   So let's take a look at the three basic tenets of this type of praying: silence, waiting, and meditating.   Silence Being silent before the Lord is not an unbiblical position. Nor is finding some quiet alone time with yourself and God. In fact, this is what Jesus instructed (and did: Luke 5:16)!   Matthew 6:6But whenever you pray, go into your room and s...
 

The Reality of Sin

Posted by Luke J. Wilson on 19th November 2018 in Sin | sin,zombies,mold,mildew,judgement

... read and meditate on these verses and let them sink in as the Holy Spirit speaks to you and brings a deeper revelation of God to you through this reality and what he expects of us as his children: Romans 12:1I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 1 Peter 1:15-16Instead, as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all your conduct; for it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”   Amen....
 

Spiritual Disciplines of the Early Church: Ancient Practices for the 21st Century

Posted by Luke J. Wilson on 17th June 2019 in Early Church |

...d them to meditate continually on the Apostle’s word… Life of Anthony (356 – 362) …but his delight is in Yahweh’s law. On his law he meditates day and night. Psalms 1:2 (WEB) If you’re interested in trying to live out a more meditative life, but feel overwhelmed by the business of modern life to know where to start, I recommend reading this book by Abbot Christopher Jamison, Finding Sanctuary: Monastic steps for Everyday Life.   Constant Prayer Keeping within the monastic tradition for spiritual disciplines are Prayer Ropes. Prayer ropes, like Rosaries, are simply a tool to help keep you focused in prayer. The traditional ropes, often ...
 
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