Contemplative Prayer

Contemplative Prayer Author Thomas Merton
ISBN-10 9780307589538
Year 2009-11-17
Pages 128
Language en
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In this classic text, Thomas Merton offers valuable guidance for prayer. He brings together a wealth of meditative and mystical influences–from John of the Cross to Eastern desert monasticism–to create a spiritual path for today. Most important, he shows how the peace contacted through meditation should not be sought in order to evade the problems of contemporary life, but can instead be directed back out into the world to affect positive change. Contemplative Prayer is one of the most well-known works of spirituality of the last one hundred years, and it is a must-read for all seeking to live a life of purpose in today’s world. In a moving and profound introduction, Thich Nhat Hanh offers his personal recollections of Merton and compares the contemplative traditions of East and West. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Contemplative Prayer

Contemplative Prayer Author James P. Danaher
ISBN-10 9781621890508
Year 2011-09-22
Pages 154
Language en
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers

The current popularity of contemplative prayer is not accidental. A twenty-first-century understanding of the human condition has made us suspicious of words and the understanding we craft out of words. Theology generally offers us words that purport to give us a more precise and certain understanding of God, but the mystic has always known that our relationship to God transcends words and the kind of understanding that words produce. The theology of the mystic has always been about understanding our communion with the mystery that is God in order to fall evermore deeply in love with the Divine. That is the ultimate purpose of contemplative prayer, and the purpose of this book is to offer a philosophy and theology of contemplative prayer in the twenty-first century.

Contemplative Prayer

Contemplative Prayer Author Joann Nesser
ISBN-10 9780806690650
Year 2007
Pages 79
Language en
Publisher Augsburg Fortress Pub

Written to help those who have been Christian for a long time and find their prayer life is empty and dry, this text takes a look at contemplative prayer in a way that stirs the desire for a deeper prayer life. Nesser includes teachings on prayer and gives readers an understanding of the dynamics of the spiritual journey.

Contemplative Prayer for Christians with Chronic Worry

Contemplative Prayer for Christians with Chronic Worry Author Joshua J. Knabb
ISBN-10 9781315524641
Year 2017-02-17
Pages 142
Language en
Publisher Taylor & Francis

Contemplative Prayer for Christians with Chronic Worry presents an eight-week approach for working with recurrent worry. Each chapter offers an introduction for the week, goals, techniques, and homework. Six free audio recordings are also available to download for use when practicing the guided meditations. Clinicians and their clients will find that the workbook helps them explore ways to lessen daily worries through contemplative prayer. Relying on scriptural support, the contemplative Christian tradition, and psychological science, clients will learn how to sit in silence with God, trusting in him during moments of uncertainty, worry, and anxiety.

The Ground of God

The Ground of God Author Donna Marie Ennis
ISBN-10 9781631992995
Year 2016-12-27
Pages 142
Language en
Publisher Energion Publications

The pace and assumptions of modern life often make the pursuing things of the spirit difficult. The Ground of God: Contemplative Prayer for the Contemporary Spirit leads the reader to a rhythmic cycle of read, pray, examine. It's four sections work together to encourage growth in one's spiritual life through this cycle so that the reader is drawn step by step into an active and wholly engaging spirituality. Living a prayer filled, bible based life leads the reader to ask the question: What on earth is so commanding? Who is in command?

Everything Belongs

Everything Belongs Author Richard Rohr
ISBN-10 0824519957
Year 2003
Pages 186
Language en
Publisher Crossroad 8 Avenue

Using Zen parables and personal experiences, Rohr leads readers beyond the techniques of prayer to a place where they can receive the gift of contemplation--and know that everything belongs.

Armchair Mystic

Armchair Mystic Author Mark E. Thibodeaux
ISBN-10 0867164301
Year 2001
Pages 180
Language en
Publisher Franciscan Media

This user-friendly book blends theory and practice, gently taking readers through the first steps of contemplative prayer. "Armchair Mystic" begins with the necessary details of time and place to pray, then presents the maturation of the prayer life in four stages. Step-by-step exercises provide concrete examples of how to use the concepts discussed.

Living in God

Living in God Author Nicholas Amato
ISBN-10 9781512754247
Year 2016-09-27
Pages 190
Language en
Publisher WestBow Press

In addition to learning practices to dispose yourself to God’s presence, you will be able to describe the experience and then live out of it. You will also learn a method for tracking your actions and over a period of time learn how God is moving in your life and to where God may be calling you.

Contemplative Prayer

Contemplative Prayer Author Weld-Blundell Benedict
ISBN-10 111038680X
Year 2009-05
Pages 516
Language en
Publisher BiblioBazaar, LLC

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Finding Harmony Through Contemplative Prayer

Finding Harmony Through Contemplative Prayer Author Joan Wagner
ISBN-10 9781425956677
Year 2007-01-01
Pages 408
Language en
Publisher AuthorHouse

Finding Harmony through Contemplative Prayer: A One Year Journal is a personal journal which provides one year of daily scripture references based on ten themes important to us today: personal honesty, valuing others, repentance/forgiveness, salvation, mind, body, Spirit, faith, hope and love. The journal encourages the use of Lectio Divina, an ancient and sacred form of bible reading and contemplative prayer that brings a deep understanding of scripture and draws us closer to God. The Finding Harmony journal can help all of us as we seek peace within ourselves and harmony within our relationships.

When the Soul Listens

When the Soul Listens Author Jan Johnson
ISBN-10 9781615214655
Year 2014-08-21
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Tyndale House

Do you long for depth and authenticity in your relationship with God? Do you want purpose and daily direction but can’t seem to find the “right” prayer to receive it? “If prayer has stopped ‘working’ for you or if you want to know the reality of God, I invite you now to explore contemplative prayer and the lifestyle that allows you to experience God’s presence,” says Jan Johnson, author of When the Soul Listens. When the Soul Listens will guide you away from formulas and step-by-step plans toward true contemplative prayer. Learn to find rest and guidance in God, opening yourself to God’s presence and direction through this practical approach. If you are disillusioned, searching for something that makes sense, or experiencing spiritual dryness, When the Soul Listens offers a clear path to a fulfilling connection with God and helps you allow God to work change in your life through prayer. Isn’t that what you want?