This week, Upper Room Daily Reflections features excerpts from One Breath at a Time by J. Dana Trent.
MEDITATION, I learned, is often wordless prayer. This intentional and quiet practice helps us focus our attention on God—and listen for God’s “still small voice”—so that we may experience God’s revelations. In contrast with prayer, meditation uses fewer words (or none) so that our spiritual and mental effort is concentrated on soothing the mind’s chaos to hear what God has to say.
—J. Dana Trent
One Breath at a Time: A Skeptic’s Guide to Christian Meditation
From page 14 of One Breath at a Time: A Skeptic’s Guide to Christian Meditation by J. Dana Trent. Copyright © 2018 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
Have you been still to listen to God’s voice today? Share your thoughts.
Be still, and know that I am God!
—Psalm 46:10, NRSV
This Week: Give thanks to God for giving you the breath of life. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section.
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