Tool: Christian Meditation

Meditation is peering beyond the veil of the natural to align your mind, body and spirit with it, in seeing, feeling and touching a deeper reality, and therein finding God. It can be the step between dramatic worship and practical service to a broken world


Roman Catholic

1. Notice all your senses: What you see, smell, hear, the feeling of the clothes on your skin, the surface you are sitting on, the feel and taste on your tongue in your mouth.

2. Remember that God is through you, in you and with you as you pray: what you see is an extention of him, what you smell is his breath, what you hear is his word through the world, what you feel is him hugging you, and what you taste is the bread of life.

3. Slowly you come to a deep realisation that he is really with you where you are, now and forevermore, maranatha.


Reformed Protestant

1. Notice all your senses: The look of the world around you, the way it smells, sounds, feels, the clothes on your skin, the itch on your nose, the surface you sit on and the earth beneath it, the taste of saliva in your mouth.

2. Remember that non of this is where you really are: on by one, identify these sensations and tell yourself it is not real, it is only another distraction. Where you really are is in the Throne Room of the Father through Christ, lifting you eyes to see his glory on his chariot.

3. Slowly you come to a deep realisation that you are really with Christ and the rest of Church, now and forevermore, soli deo gloria.


Evangelical Lutheran

1. Notice all your senses: The art in the view around you, the fragrance in the smells around you, the music in surrounding sounds, the sensation of the clothes your skin, the texture of the inside of your mouth with your tongue.

2. Remember that beauty can connect heaven to earth: one by one, find wonder in the things around you, they are divine, an expression of God’s love. Who you really are is a bridge between God and this broken world, able to perceive both, and reach out to them together.

3. Slowly you come to realise that God’s word extends beyond Scripture, reaching into heaven and earth, an open book that you live by in faith, sola fide.

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