Contemplative Prayer

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If you have not yet discovered contemplative prayer for yourself get ready. Soon you’ll want to be doing nothing else! In this video Fr. Rohr dives into the essence of a contemplative inner life, what it is, how to start and its historical context in the Christian story . . .

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We sit to focus on God during contemplative prayer. We become aware of His presence, and hear God’s voice correcting, guiding, and directing us . . .

Prayer has three types: vocal, meditative, and contemplative. Vocal prayer includes basic prayers such as the Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory, and also the words in our mind we share with God. Vocal prayer is insufficient because we need to meditate . . . to reflect or think about God. This reflective prayer leads us to a conversation with God as we enter into a sacred time and space. Contemplative prayer is the highest form of prayer, as we spend time with God in silence. A fruitful time of silence starts with a calm spirit seeking union with God in a sacred space.

Contemplative prayer is a silent love achieving real union with the prayer of Christ to share in His mystery. Prayer is a way of living with God. Attention to His Word is an act of obedience in faith, and the presence of the Holy Spirit transforms us during Eucharistic Contemplative Prayer.

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