Prayer, Contemplation and Solitude

Deep in every human heart is a longing, most people don’t have a name for this longing, so they look for substitutes. The problem is that the substitutes don’t work. How does our heart become one with God? We connect to the heart of God, creation and the contemporary world through the rhythms of prayer, contemplation and solitude. These are the three things that unite us with God.

Find Your Quiet Place

Our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you. Find your quiet place wherever you are and listen. Nature is the best place to draw us into silence and solitude. It refreshes us, resets our souls and re-directs our spirits and thoughts to the things that truly matter. We need to rest our bodies but we also need to rest our minds. Our minds are bombarded all day. As Henri Nouwen says we need to convert our unceasing thoughts into unceasing prayer, or unceasing meditation.

Prayer, Contemplation and Solitude

Deep in every human heart is a longing, most people don’t have a name for this longing, so they look for substitutes. The problem is that the substitutes don’t work. How does our heart become one with God? We connect to the heart of God, creation and the contemporary world through the rhythms of prayer, contemplation and solitude. These are the three things that unite us with God.

Thoughts on Worship by Jay McNeill

It is jarring to me when some assume everyone’s pathway to God is through worship music. Everyone loves music but that doesn’t mean it is an individuals pathway to spirituality. If I were honest, I would say standing in a worship service rarely connects me to God, in fact, I can find it distracting. My pathway to spirituality is primarily in nature. by Jay McNeill

Rhythm, Solitude and Creation

How does our heart become one with God? We connect to the heart of God, creation and the contemporary world through the rhythms of prayer, contemplation and solitude. These are the three things that unite us with God. Ray Simpson

What is Meditation?

Meditation or contemplative prayer has been apart of Christian tradition since its earliest days.

It is an ancient principle that is proven to: reduce anxiety
relieves depression, reduce stress and helps you to sleep.

The Tree of Contemplative Practices

On the Tree of Contemplative Practices, the roots symbolize the two intentions that are the foundation of all contemplative practices. The roots of the tree represent communion and connection and awareness.