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25 Different Methods of Prayer That Are Powerful

Contemplative prayer is one of the best ways of praying to God. While it is not mentioned as one of the methods of prayer in the Bible, it is still powerful. Check out these 12 ideas to help you concentrate and get the most out of your time alone with God.

  • Find a quiet space for the contemplative prayer method.
  • Sit upright (comfortably) and close your eyes.
  • Take a deep breath.
  • Start with a prayer or worship song.
  • Focus on one sacred word such as Jesus, love, peace, holy, trust, faithfulness, joy, Abba…
  • Visualize this word as it points you to God’s presence.
  • Let go of any stray thoughts when they come and gently return to your sacred word.
  • The goal is to let go of your sacred word and rest in God’s presence.
  • Recenter with the sacred word, if distracted.
  • Close with prayer.
  • At first, it will be hard to do more than 5-10 minutes because of restlessness.
  • Work up to 2o-30 minutes over time. It takes discipline of the mind to deep breathe and rest.

After the contemplative prayer is over, write down themes or thoughts in your prayer journal that you felt God impressed upon your heart. You really can’t do this wrong. There are no rules on how we should pray. The point is to stop your day and get into God’s presence.  As long as you spend time with Him, it’s all good.

What methods of prayer do you use? Comment below. 

 

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