Contemplative Prayer

Matthew 6:7-8
“In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.”

Jesus advises us to pray by saying little. The only words he instructs His followers to pray are in the “Our Father” where He tells us to say to God, “Thy will be done”…which also means…not my will. We need to get out of the way. By “we”…I mean our egos…and our non-stop chattering minds. If, as Jesus tells us, God knows what we need before we ask…why not ask God what that is? The only way “God’s will” can be done is if we hear what it is that God wants for us and then act on it. The only way that will happen is if we go to our “inner room” as Jesus puts it (Matthew 6:6), turn off the noise…and listen.

Suggested song of the day– “Turn Off the Noise” on the Listen to Your Heart album.
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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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One Response to Contemplative Prayer

  1. Bill, as always I love and appreciate your words. God resides within the silence of our hearts, not the chatter of our minds! Great reminder.

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