Contemplative Practice is the intention of living a rhythm of life that integrates spiritual disciplines into our daily lives to deepen our relationship with the Lord.
These practices satisfy our souls and longing to be in God’s presence which draws us closer to our true essence created by God.
The ethos of Contemplative Practice is Trinitarian and aspires to become one's true-self in Christ Jesus, through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit and the love of the Father. God’s Divine Indwelling!
Contemplative Practices include Centering Prayer; Welcoming Prayer; Lectio Divina; Daily Office; Sacred Reading; Sabbath Keeping; Prayer Walks; Sacred Rhythms (Rule of Life); Retreats; Spiritual Direction, and other practices that facilitate transformation and union with the Lord.
Click these links to learn more about specific Contemplative Practices:
- Centering Prayer
- Welcoming Prayer
- Lectio Divina
- Daily Office
- Prayer Litany
“Developing a rhythm of spiritual practices takes time. It takes time to explore a variety of disciplines so that you have some sense of their meaning for your life and how you might incorporate them realistically. It takes time to learn how to arrange them in a way that fits your life and also has beauty, like a dance or a beautifully arranged symphony or the ebb and flow of seasons and tides. It’s best to try each discipline one at a time and work with it for a while rather than trying to load on too much all at once.”
(Sacred Rhythms - Ruth Haley Barton, Transforming Center)
“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”
(John 14: 15-21, ESV)
“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
(Psalms 46:10, ESV)