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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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Guided Christian Meditation l Amy Fuller

Guided Christian Meditation l Amy Fuller | Meditative Prayer | Scoop.it

Dr. Amy Fuller combines her passion for contemplative Christian meditation and prayer with her skill as a therapist in mindfulness and hypnosis to create a truly unique experience of the presence of God. Listening to these guided prayers rich with scripture, Biblical narrative, and spiritual imagery will relax your body, settle your mind and draw your heart toward the spirit of Christ. 

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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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Practicing the Presence of God - Brother Lawrence (Full Audiobook on Youtube)

Practicing the Presence of God - Brother Lawrence full audio
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A beautiful presentation of this classic book available to watch and  listen to FREE on you tube!  

To read the free text:  http://www.ccel.org/ccel/lawrence/practice 

Brother Lawrence resolved to make the “Love of God” the purpose of all his actions. He found such satisfaction in this practice that he felt the same intensity of the presence of God when he was working in the kitchen as he did at daily prayers. He purposed all actions for the love, praise and joy of God.

This is mindfulness from a Christian perspective. 


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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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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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Christian Meditation for Children and Young People | Hearing the Still Voice Inside

Christian Meditation for Children and Young People | Hearing the Still Voice Inside | Meditative Prayer | Scoop.it

Those teaching a programme of Christian Meditation need to recognise that each child is born as a spiritual being; listen to what the child has to offer; honour each child’s relationship with the divine; always make the experience of meditation positive; and never judge the child’s meditation.

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http://www.cominghome.org.au/reflections/dsp-default-c.cfm?loadref=84


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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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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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Watch: Study Shows Startling Images Of Brain Activity While Praying

Watch: Study Shows Startling Images Of Brain Activity While Praying | Meditative Prayer | Scoop.it

How do prayer and meditation affect brain activity?  Dr. Andrew Newberg, MD, is the Director of Research at the Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine at Thomson Jefferson University Hospital and Medical College, and he has studied the neuroscientific effect of religious and spiritual experiences for decades.

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TICKLE ME TUESDAY PRAYING IS NOT JOKE! LOOK AT THIS BRAIN ON PRAYING!

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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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The Jesus Prayer by Anthony de Mello

The Jesus Prayer Introduction According to Mahatma Gandhi, reciting God's name with faith would cure a man of any disease...

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This is a you tube video with beautfiul music playing as instructions for a breath based Je-sus prayer are provided in 4 steps. Includes elements of using a prayer mantra, breathwork, and imaginative prayer from a contempative practice. 

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Breath Prayers

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Richard Foster in his book, Prayer, refers to this kind of meditative prayer as “prayer of the heart” (p. 141). Quiet, reflective prayers are a way to overcome the mind’s tendency to wander and get distracted.  It’s a way to increase your consciousness and appreciation of God’s presence.  It’s a way to “let the word of Christ dwell in your richly” (Colossians 3:16).

http://www.soulshepherding.org/2012/07/breath-prayers/


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Bill Gaultiere provides techniques for meditative prayer using breath, the body and scripture as a way to deepen one's prayer and connection to God from a Christian point of view. There are many lovely and creative techniques in this article. Some of these techniques are similar to centering prayer, but integrate scripture and the use of breath in different ways than centering prayer. 

http://www.soulshepherding.org/2012/07/breath-prayers/


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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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