As a meditation skeptic, I needed to take a deep dive into this ancient-practice-turned-modern-craze. I needed to ask questions and to study meditation from a biblical, historical, theological, and evidence-based perspective to be convinced of its utility for Christians. And like the good Sunday-school student that I was, I remembered that the answer to every question begins with “Jesus!” So that’s where I started.
—J. Dana Trent, One Breath at a Time: A Skeptic’s Guide to Christian Meditation (Upper Room Books, 2019)
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Early in the morning, well before sunrise, Jesus rose and went to a deserted place where he could be alone in prayer.
—Mark 1:35 (CEB)
Prayer for the Week
Spirit of God, comfort and renew us with each breath we take. Amen.
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