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Prayer & Meditation

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What is Prayer & Meditation?

Prayer is communication between a person and God, a two-way relationship where we can talk to him and hear him talk back to us.

The word meditation comes from the Latin word meditārī, which has a range of meanings including to reflect on, to study, and to practice. Christian meditation is a form of prayer in which we practice becoming aware of and reflecting on God.

Lectio Divina

What is Lectio Divina?

An ancient prayer style where you read the Bible slowly and thoughtfully. It follows four steps involving reading, meditation, prayer and contemplation.

The Vineyard movement have created some beautiful prayer cards designed to help you connect with Jesus in prayer and reflection. You can download them for free.

A daily devotional app written by leaders from the 24-7 Prayer movement, helping you engage with the Bible every day and inspiring your prayer life.

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Daily Examen

The Daily Examen is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s presence and discern his direction for us. The Examen is an ancient practice in the Church that can help us see God’s hand at work in our whole lives. an opportunity for peaceful daily reflective prayer. It invites us to find the movement of God in all the people and events of our day. The Examen is simply a set of introspective prompts for you to follow or adapt to your own character and spirit.

Here is an app that reminds you to take a pause from your daily activities, reflect and connect with God.

Centering

Prayer

Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God’s presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer helps to foster our personal relationship with God and emphasises prayer as a movement beyond conversation with God to communion with him.

The Vineyard movement have created some beautiful prayer cards designed to help you connect with Jesus in prayer and reflection. You can download them for free.

Inner Room is a mobile phone app from 24-7 Prayer that helps us to pray each day.

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