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Lenten Though #3

Christian Meditation – Prayer of 3 “S’s”

Christian Meditation is a prayer of the heart, not the mind.

SILENCE
Silence is letting go of thoughts, words and feelings.

Prayer can have two parts. There is talking to God and there is listening to God. A relationship where one person does all the talking doesn’t work. In meditation we listen with our hearts. It is not necessary plead, correct, to nag or instruct. The reality is that “Your father knows what you need before you ask him.” ( Matt. 6:8)

 

STILLNESS
Stillness is letting go of desire.

Still this is more than being quiet and not moving.  It is a state of openness, receptiveness and attentiveness.  As we meditate we begin to ret in God. The stillness increases our awareness of our being, body and spirit. In a groups the stillness is a gift shared with the others around us.

 

SIMPLICITY

Attention and intention. We give the work our full attention. Stay awake. Be in the present moment. Jesus recognizes our intention. Trust is a condition of simplicity. As St. Paul said; “We do not know how to pray, but the Spirit prays within us.”

 

Adapted from: An Introduction to Christian Meditation for Students 2016

 

For more information on Christian Meditation, visit the World Community for Christian Mediation at:

http://www.wccm-canada.ca/

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