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Learning to pray is learning to live as fully as possible in the present moment.  John Main OSB http://meditativeprayer.org
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Thanking - Pray Like a Gourmet

Thanking - Pray Like a Gourmet | Meditative Prayer | Scoop.it
There is something special about taking a step back from your normal active life randomly during the day and pausing to reflect upon it, to give thanks for friends, to bless those are struggling, to simply enjoy the moment.
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Learn to incorporate a heart of gratitude into your meditation with these four ideas!

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Abide in Prayer - Soul Shepherding

Abide in Prayer - Soul Shepherding | Meditative Prayer | Scoop.it

Maybe people that we work with in spiritual direction/mentoring find it hard to be still with Jesus. When they get alone and quiet themselves for prayer they have trouble settling down. Their bodies are antsy. Their minds are restless and wander from one thought to another. 


Using short phrases from Scripture is a way to practice our abiding in prayer. It’s a way into contemplative prayer in which we seek to be still with Jesus and grow in his peace and power.

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Welcoming Prayer Instructions

Welcoming Prayer Instructions | Meditative Prayer | Scoop.it
"By embracing the thing you once defended yourself against, you are actually disarming it.“ The three step process of the Welcoming Prayer Finding & Feeling it Welcoming it Letting it go Find I...
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The welcoming prayer...This practice was developed by Mary Mrozowski with Comtemplative outreach. 

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Christian Meditation for Children and Young People | Origins of Christian Meditation

Christian Meditation for Children and Young People | Origins of Christian Meditation | Meditative Prayer | Scoop.it

He sensed that the meeting of the great world religions could only be fulfilled if members of each faith approached each other from this depth of spiritual experience taught in their own tradition.


John Main’s way of teaching reminds us of the oral tradition in which this way of contemplative wisdom has always been transmitted. His recorded talks continue to guide meditation groups each week around the world. He was a teacher who wished to lead others into their own experience, and he believed one could teach meditation only by meditating with people. The movement from thought to experience, theory to reality, mind to heart, is central to his vision of spiritual growth.

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Lectio Divina - A Contemplative Outreach Chapter

Lectio Divina - A Contemplative Outreach Chapter | Meditative Prayer | Scoop.it

Lectio Divina, literally meaning "divine reading," is an ancient practice of praying the scriptures. During Lectio Divina, the practitioner listens to the text of the Bible with the "ear of the heart," as if he or she is in conversation with God, and God is suggesting the topics for discussion. The method of Lectio Divina includes moments of reading (lectio), reflecting on (meditatio), responding to (oratio) and resting in (contemplatio) the Word of God with the aim of nourishing and deepening one's relationship with the Divine.

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Practicing Lectio Divina has changed my life....It's a way of praying with scripture with all the wonderful scientific benefits of meditation. 

Stay tuned to this topic for more tips on lectio divina as a deepening spiritual practice. 

http://www.scoop.it/t/meditative-prayer 

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The Power of Prayer - Mainline Today

The Power of Prayer - Mainline Today | Meditative Prayer | Scoop.it
Neurotheology explores the effect of prayer on the brain, and the results so far have been enlightening.

By scanning the brain activity of people while they pray, he's found that, during meditative prayer, the frontal lobes that handle concentration “light up” and the parietal lobes that process outside sensory information “go dark.” The reaction happens in people of all different faiths


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Start Meditating Today!

Start Meditating Today! | Meditative Prayer | Scoop.it
Want to listen and download guided Christian Mediation right away? Check out Christian Meditative Prayers on iTunes!  Guided Christian Meditation is a simple way to experience the presence of Chris...
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How to Practice Meditative Prayer

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Prayer series: Click | View Series In Hebrew thought, to meditate upon the Scriptures is to quietly repeat them, giving oneself entirely to God, and abandoning outside distractions.
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Simple instructions for meditative prayer 

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6 ways to know that God is speaking to you

6 ways to know that God is speaking to you | Meditative Prayer | Scoop.it
In a world of constant noise and chaos, it is sometimes difficult to recognize God's voice and understand what he is trying to say. Here are six ways...
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Great questions to ask yourself when int he misdt of discernment. 

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God is speaking to you, and this is how you know!

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What is Meditation? | The World Community for Christian Meditation

What is Meditation? | The World Community for Christian Meditation | Meditative Prayer | Scoop.it
The WCCM International Website. Resources, meditation groups lists, newsletters and information on the meditation practice and all the Community activities worldwide.

Meditation is a universal spiritual wisdom and a practice that we find at the core of all the great religious traditions, leading from the mind to the heart. It is a way of simplicity, silence and stillness. It can be practised by anyone from wherever you are on your life’s journey. It is only necessary to be clear about the practice and then to begin – and keep on beginning.

http://wccm.org/content/what-meditation


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The Heart of Meditation

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The soul is already clear about who we are and what we want: it’s the mind that gets in the way, the intellect. As we connect with our own essence through meditation, we enliven its intelligence, and our connection to it.

 

Meditation is simply a time in which to plant a seed. Pay attention to the desires, practice, be a good listener, stay in your integrity, and pay attention to the clues along the way, and your desires will manifest.


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