Contemplative Prayer as Waiting

The concept of Contemplative Prayer can be difficult to understand. But in Psalm 25, David provides the simplest of descriptions.



In Psalm 25, David says this:

I wait for you all day long.

A great way to pray is to simply sit still and wait for God. Much of the teaching of the great Christian mystics can be boiled down to this: waiting.

Most of us are not good at waiting. That’s probably why we find Contemplative Prayer a challenge, since it can be summed up as waiting. We still still. And we wait for God.


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