contemplative prayer

Slow Down to Speed Up: Contemplative Prayer and Clearing the Mind

Most of us go through our days checking off things we had set out to do when the day began and very seldom think about the day itself. We are doers.

Thirteen years ago, I was introduced to “contemplative prayer.” It’s a form of meditation where one tries to clear the mind of the spinning thoughts. It’s a nearly impossible task with 50,000 thoughts moving through our brains every day. 


Silence can be a powerful thing to experience.  Analysts say 50,000 thoughts run through our minds everyday.  Some call it noise, others call it distraction, and some of those thoughts could be classified as earth shattering ideas.  But what if? What if we could quiet that noise for just a few minutes a day and …

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