This week, Upper Room Daily Reflections features excerpts from One Breath at a Time by J. Dana Trent.
MEDITATION PRACTICE is not another to-do to add to our daily lists but a way of life. It shapes our faith journey and cultivates and deepens our relationship with God, which, in turn, affects our relationships with one another—and all of creation. When we begin with listening and experiencing God each day, we realign ourselves with God’s still small voice. This new way of life doesn’t require a total upheaval, remodel, or demolition. It simply starts with a beginner’s mind and a longing to connect with God, one breath at a time.
—J. Dana Trent
One Breath at a Time: A Skeptic’s Guide to Christian Meditation
From page 103 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.
Does your prayer practice allow for time to listen? Share your thoughts.
Let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger;.
—James 1:19, 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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