Christian Meditation is… not what you think

In Matthew 6:6 we read: But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret.

Meditation is a pilgrimage to our own center, to our own heart. The invitation of meditation is to lose ourselves and to be absorbed in God. In Galatians 2:20 we read: “yet as I live; no longer I, but Christ lives in me: insofar as I now live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God who has loved me and given himself up for me.

Meditation is not new to the Christian experience. Meditation is rooted in Christian tradition. There are various meditation practices and traditions in the world today, Christian meditation has its history in the practices of the Desert Fathers and Desert Mothers.

Meditation is also known as “prayer of the heart” a contemplative practice, a prayer of simplicity, stillness, and silence. Meditation needs only your presence, to set aside your attention and come to a stillness of body, mind and spirit.

Meditation is an opportunity to enter into the loving presence of the Spirit of Jesus when the never ceasing activity of the mind has been stilled. Stilled from what has been described as a mighty tree filled with monkeys, all swinging from branch to branch and all in an incessant riot of chatter and movement.

Meditation is calming our minds and making it easier for us to pay attention to the reality around and within us. Meditation breaks through the masks that have built up as our identity. It helps us see through our defenses and connect with unacknowledged and unloved aspects of ourselves. It opens us to higher mind and the voice of intuition.

Meditation is coming to Grace Friday, Nov 19 at 7 pm. Meditation will ask for but one hour of your time a week at Grace. All are welcome, all are welcome. Watch for start date details in the church bulletin. For questions you can contact Randy Bratsven @ 832-545-5476 or .

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