How to Pray

Part 5: Prayers of Meditation

How do you listen to what God is saying?

Written by Abide
Series: How to Pray


Our prayers most often include asking, begging and requesting something of God.  Scripture tells us He loves the sweet smell of those prayers. However, if all we do in prayer is spend time asking, what space, time or margin is left to listen to His responses?

Psalm 46 reminds us to be still and know that He is God. That He will be exalted among the nations, and He will be exalted in the earth! We are reminded often in scripture to meditate. Meditate on the presence of God. Meditate on the activities of God. Meditate on His word.

Psalm 1 says that the person who meditates on the Lord will be like a tree planted by streams of water, a tree that produces fruit in its season, the foliage of which does not wither. And everything he does will succeed. The Bible takes meditation very seriously.  

When did you last set aside a special time to simply be still and listen to the whispered voice of God?

Listen HERE for guidance on learning how to meditate in the presence of God through prayer.

This series was written by Julie Thomas.

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