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Resting, Silent Prayer

Resting, Silent Prayer - 5 - 20 minutes

It is true prayer, a prayer of consenting to the presence and action of God within” Father Thomas Keating.

“But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you” (Matthew 6:6 NASB).

This practice creates an awareness of God’s presence throughout the day.

Get in a comfortable position with your feet on the floor and your back straight. You may also place your palms up, as if waiting on the Lord.

Quietly close your eyes, relax your body, and rest comfortably. Relax and release all thoughts, anxiety, or the need to “be productive.”

Choose a word to continually bring your mind back to silence, like Jesus, Spirit, or Father. Breathe deeply in as you receive from the Triune God–the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Rest your thoughts, your body, and imagination by constantly coming back to the word. Imagine all your other thoughts are floating away. Release them back to the Triune God.

Journal your thoughts, feelings, and insights as if you are writing to God. What did you notice? What surfaced for you during this time?

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