How to Meditate in Prayer

June 8, 2024

Meditation is a prayer practice rooted in scripture that has been recommended by saints like St. Teresa of Avila and St. Ignatius of Loyola and can help us grow closer to God. It’s important to know how to meditate in prayer before you start to do it so you can benefit from the time of recollection with God that this type of prayer provides.

To meditate in prayer, you must first choose a passage of scripture to read. This could be from any passage of scripture, or you can select a specific verse that resonates with you. Read it several times over, pondering the words and meanings of the passage. You can also read it aloud to allow the text to sink in deeper.

After you have spent time reading and meditating on the text, pray and listen to God speak to you. This may come in the form of a certain word or phrase that stands out, or you might see something that you need to work on or change. Whatever you receive, make resolutions to take action on it and thank Him for his message.

In addition to reading and meditating on scripture, you can use other methods of meditation in your prayer. Some people prefer using an image or a mantra while others might focus on their breath. Pick the method that works best for you and stick with it for the duration of your meditative sit.

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