following are quotes
from an issue of the NavPress kids magazine, Pray
Kids. (Loads a bit slow.)
"Going to the next level with Jesus in contemplative
prayer really can be more exciting than your favorite
video game. Why not take a God-break right now and
discover what's at the next level?"
Be still before God. Get a picture of a sunset in
your mind . . . or something else He has made that
amazes you. Wait quietly to let Him tell you about
Himself. Now contemplate God the Father, or Jesus,
using Lectio Divina with these passages: Exodus 15:11;
Psalm 145:13; Ephesians 1:18-23."
you've picked a topic for your time with Jesus, find
something to hold that will remind you of it. For
instance, if you are contemplating His many thoughts
about you, hold a cup of sand (Psalm 139:17-18, New
Living Translation). If you are thinking about His
tender care, hold a strand of your hair (Matthew 10:30)."
on Nav Press Website Show Their Contemplative
Press and Lectio Divina
"Lectio Divina is a slow, contemplative praying
of the Scriptures, which uses the Bible as a means
of union with God. It was developed by the early
church around the sixth century A.D. through St.
Benedict (although it has roots in ancient Judaism).
It was passed on for centuries in monasteries;
but during the 16th century it seemed to disappear
and was replaced by the more verbal prayers we
know today. Only recently has it been rediscovered
by Catholics and Protestants alike."
Linda Corbin for Nav Press
Meditation and Nav Press
New Agers and practitioners of eastern religions
may have more experience with meditation than
many Christians do these days. But it hasn’t always
been that way. And it shouldn’t stay that way."
What's It Means To Meditate?