A Christian meditation practice


the natural order

I am the Lord thy God. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

First Commandment

No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; otherwise the patch pulls away from it, the new from the old, and a worse tear results.



There are hundreds of meditation techniques, each arising from some lineage or spiritual practice, many of them dating back thousands of years.

Each of these meditation techniques has an underlying purpose.

The purpose of Zen meditation, for example, is to achieve enlightenment, while the purpose of mindfulness meditation is relaxation, stress removal, and to be present to each moment. The purpose of Christian Centering Prayer is to have a deeper experience of God's presence.

All meditation practices are at the root about letting go - letting go of old thoughts and feelings that we may be renewed as Jesus stated in the quote above. A full glass has no room for new water.

In this meditation we let go, as with other practices, but with the additional belief that God will respond and take care of the matter, heal us, and grant us peace. It is a "drop the rock" and "let God catch it" type meditation. This meditation is also prayer, a prayer of submission and a prayer of gratitude - to become, as Jesus states, like children that to whom the kingdom of God belongs.


Trust in the Lord is the basis of our Faith. Trust in God is the spring out of which forgiveness, patience, guidance, mercy, and ultimately our salvation emerge.

Hence this meditation is the practice of trust: trusting God to take care of whatever bothers us.

Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act.”


For it is in complete surrender to God almighty that our hearts experience the Love of God and deep peace.


Begin each meditation session by reminding yourself of your intention: To experience God's love by letting him lead

Begin by sitting comfortably. Then take a couple of deep breaths, and notice the feeling of your breath.

As or feelings arise in you while you sit in silence, just NOTICE them. Resist evaluating them or judging them. Don't reject any thought or cling to any thought. Just NOTICE them like you would NOTICE cars going by on a roadway.

If you find yourself stuck on some thought or feeling, remember that ultimately God owns everything, controls all matters, and everything in this life is temporary.

After NOTICING each thought, or feeling, say to yourself: "You alone I trust - thank you," and then breathe in His love.

Repeat this process:

If you are just beginning a meditation practice, continue the meditation for about one minute longer than is comfortable. The goal is to get to about 20 minutes at which time the brain begins to change neurologically.

Always take what you get from each session remembering that God is listening and responding.


Remember - God will guide you if you but trust Him.

Peace be upon you.

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