Christian Meditation is a prayer, which God loves because it builds up a very close union with Him. It is a dialogue with God. Gregory the Great called it “the spontaneous meeting of the heart of God with the heart of God’s beloved creature through the Word of God.”
How important is it to spend time with the Lord rather than minister for Him? God want us more than our service. You must prioritize spending time in praise and worship to our Lord over work — of being and not doing. We must slow down, be quiet, and wait upon Him.
One can identify four spiritual steps: reading, meditation, prayer, and contemplation:
The reading consists in the attentive observation of the Scriptures with one’s spirit applied. The meditation is the studious action of the mind, which seeks the discovery of hidden truth by means of one’s own intelligence. Our senses must learn to serve our prayer rather than distract from it. Try to picture Jesus in those scenes where He is alone.
The prayer consists in a religious application of the heart of God in order to dispel evil and obtain favors. The contemplation is an elevation into God, from the mind attracted beyond itself, savoring the joys of eternal sweetness….
Meditation cannot be produced by our efforts: it is completely gratuitous. It is an infused experience of the presence of God that gives light to the soul and warmth to the heart. It becomes a daily contact with God.
The best way to feed prayer is to ponder the words of Scripture. We need to pray over God’s Word. The “Our Father” is an example of this. Repeating what attracts you with reverence as the Word which comes to you from God. We recite the words within or hear God saying them to you in His Throne Room. We relate to God only through Christ.
“It is not on bread alone that man lives but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4
“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17 If you are given to distraction, you may wish to use a simple mantra, such as “Come, Jesus, Come”, in order to bring you back to contemplation.
Prayer is indeed a powerful weapon, an unfailing treasure, inexhaustible wealth, safe harbor from the storm… But the kind of prayer I am talking about is neither mediocre nor careless; it is fervent prayer. As trees whose roots are deeply buried … so prayers that comes from the depths of the heart, so rooted, rise up securely to heaven.”I call on the LORD in my distress, and He answers me.” Psalm 120:1 Saint John Chrysostom (c.345-407)
Saying prayers may come to be automatic: praying for whatever floats in your mind. When you have finished you can hardly remember what you have been praying for. This is not effective prayer.
We must cease from prayers of anxiety and begin praying prophetic prayers, based on what He has declared and promised concerning us. I am declaring in faith what God has both promised in His Word and already demonstrated:
- I am chosen of God for a divine purpose on this earth.
- I have been filled with the Holy Spirit to fulfill this destiny.
- Jesus and the Holy Spirit dwell in me.
- I will therefore demonstrate the Father’s love to others.
- Signs and wonders will follow me because of my birthright given to me by God:
- I praise you and I thank you for your gifts and the answer to my prayer:
Praise the LORD. I will extol the LORD with all my heart Psalm 111:1
These series of ten biblical quotes are called:
CHRISTIAN MEDITATION: GOD’S LOVE LETTERS
CHRISTIAN MEDITATION God’s Love letters can be printed and folded in a tent shape. Cut them out and place each in rotation where you do your personal grooming or have your breakfast. They are ideal tool to help you memorized them.
- To strengthen your fellowship with God.
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