Stop. Rest. Be. You are loved as your are.


Matthew 6:6

“But when you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you.”


The instruction Jesus gives us on how to pray is largely ignored.

Instead, we’ve been instructed to recite written prayers to God.

But Jesus himself told his followers to spend time with God in “your inner room.”

In the next verse he tells his followers to “not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words.” Jesus goes on to say that God “knows what you need before you ask him.”

Jesus seems to be telling us to spend quiet time with God…and simply be present to the Divine Presence.

Following Jesus is about experiencing the Paschal Mystery. It is about experiencing Christ’s “dying and rising”…death leading to new life…in our daily lives.

One way to “die to yourself” is to practice contemplative prayer…sitting in quiet…turning off the noise…letting go of your ego…letting go of your incessant thoughts…and simply be.

Allow God to commune with you…and you will most assuredly begin to experience new life…right now.


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Remember…God loves you!


About billtonnis

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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