Contemplative Prayer

Luke 5:15-16
The report about him spread all the more, and great crowds assembled to listen to him and to be cured of their ailments, but he would withdraw to deserted places to pray.

Jesus modeled how to live our lives. He took loving action with compassion for those in need…but then He took time to “withdraw to deserted places to pray.” To do God’s work He needed to take time to be in intimate contact with God. So he went to “deserted places” to spend time in silence. How can you hear God’s silent voice in your heart if you never make the effort? We are meant for both contemplation and action. Reflection…then action…followed by reflection…and then action. How often do you set aside time to let go of your thoughts and simply be in the Presence of God?

Suggested song of the day— “Turn Off the Noise” on the Listen to Your Heart album.
Hear free clips of Bill’s songs by clicking on Bill Tonnis’ Music on iTunes to the right.
CDs available by clicking “home” and then the “store” tab.
Remember…God loves you!

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Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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