Monthly Archives: February 2014

Contemplative Prayer And Its Origin

Well said.
Nowhere in scripture are we ever told to get into a relaxed body position when we pray. Additionally, we are not EVER told in scripture to slow our breathing or block out all external influences or “empty our minds”. I’ve heard from NEW believers that this “just isn’t in the bible to do this”! Yet those who’ve been in Christ for 30+years have been falling for it hook, line and sinker. Such OBVIOUS deception – and yet believers in Christ are buying into it.

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Contemplative Prayer Movement and Its Origin
Published in the Christian Chronicle – By S. E. Ray – 06/18/06

There is a prayer practice that is becoming popular within the evangelical church. It is primarily known as Contemplative Prayer. It is also known as centering prayer, listening prayer, breath prayer, and prayer of the heart. The practice is now widely embraced and taught in secular and professed Christian seminaries, colleges, universities, organizations, ministries and seminars throughout the United States. Academic promoters have introduced these practices into the fields of medicine; business and law while countless secular and Christian books, magazines, seminars, and retreats are teaching lay people how to incorporate them into their daily lives. Promoters promise physical, mental and spiritual benefits desiring to bring about positive social change.

The essential function of contemplative prayer is to enter an altered state of consciousness in order to find one’s true self, thus striving…

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