Meditation

Just like The Apostle Paul Admonished us to pray without ceasing, we should meditate without ceasing – morning, noon, and night!

Some Christians are wary of or reject meditation, on the grounds that the roots of meditation lie in non-Christian influences such as Buddhism.

While meditation has been widely used in eastern spirituality for centuries, there is nothing inherently non-Christian about the practice of meditation, and, it is increasingly being accepted as a mainstream practice in the promotion of well-being and mental health. Without knowing it, you have enjoyed many periods of sweet meditation. Think back to the last funeral you attended for a very close relative or friend. While the comforting music was played and the fond remembrances were shared, did you not slip into a place in your mind when you and the deceased were enjoying good times in the past? You were meditating. Maybe not voluntarily, but you were meditating. It was a time of meditation that promoted comfort and healing didn’t it?

Christian meditation is nothing more than a time of peaceful focus on God, His Love, His Mercy, and His Grace. Christian meditation can focus on a single word, or as I prefer, a collection of verses from the Bible along with pictures and graphics that promote thanksgiving, devotion, and a desire to grow closer to God and to serve Him.

To promote good and peaceful times of meditation FaithByTheWord has developed a few sets of scriptures and images to help you prepare to pray. Take at look in the DownLoads Library in The Meditation Folder and read what we have to help you meditate at the beginning of each day, in the middle of each day at noon, and during the evening at the close of your day. You can print these from your browser and have them by your bedside to start your day off with a good attitude and bring it to a peaceful close before you go to sleep.

What The Bible Says About Meditation

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy, meditate on these things.
Philippians 4:8

What does the Bible say about Meditation? Scripture frequently mentions meditation and meditating on the teachings and laws of God. It is important that we think deeply and reflect on what we believe and our actions. Without this introspection, we can forget the importance of living righteously and following the lessons of the Bible. Learn more from our list of Bible verses about meditation!

Isaiah 26:3
3 You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.

Joshua 1:8
8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.

Matthew 6:6
6 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Philippians 4:8
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

Psalm 1:2
2 but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night.

Psalm 4:4
4 Tremble and do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent.

Psalm 19:14
14 May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Psalm 49:3
3 My mouth will speak words of wisdom; the meditation of my heart will give you understanding.

Psalm 63:6
6 On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night.

Psalm 104:34
34 May my meditation be pleasing to him, as I rejoice in the LORD.

Psalm 119:15
15 I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.

Psalm 119:78
78 May the arrogant be put to shame for wronging me without cause; but I will meditate on your precepts.

Psalm 119:148
148 My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises.

Psalm 143:5
5 I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done.

1 Timothy 4:13-15
13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching. 14 Do not neglect your gift, which was given you through prophecy when the body of elders laid their hands on you. 15 Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.

Psalm 119:97-99
97 Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long. 98 Your commands are always with me and make me wiser than my enemies. 99 I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.

Psalm 77:10-12
10 Then I thought, “To this I will appeal: the years when the Most High stretched out his right hand. 11 I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. 12 I will consider all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds.”

Proverbs 4:20-22
20 My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. 21 Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; 22 for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body.

Psalm 1
1 Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, 2 but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. 3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers. 4 Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away. 5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. 6 For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.

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