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The Universal Prayer
View this post on Instagram Our prayer this week: Lord, help me to forget myself and to reach out towards others. A post shared by Behold Prayer (@beholdprayer) on Sep 1, 2020 at 12:16pm PDT
Augustine's prayer to the Holy Spirit
View this post on Instagram A prayer to the Holy Spirit by Saint Augustine 🙏 💙 A post shared by Behold Prayer (@beholdprayer) on Aug 20, 2020 at 7:55am PDT
Prayer for After Reading the Scriptures
View this post on Instagram This prayer from the coptic church is the great for closing out your time of prayer or meditation. Let us always remember to thank God for the gift of wisdom through the scriptures. <3 A post shared by Behold Prayer (@beholdprayer) on Aug 12,
Review: Soul Care in African American Practice by Barbara Peacock
Excerpt from a review originally published at Englewood Review of Books In 2019, after a few years of fast-paced work, I paused for a long sabbatical. I’d hoped to use the period to do less, and listen to God more. Bolstered by some readings on contemplative prayer, I signed
Proclaiming the Gospel
View this post on Instagram Often times our prayer lives can feel lonely. How can we be sure that God is listening? How can we remain true to Him when it feels our lives make it exceptionally difficult? This prayer (typically prayed in the Anglican Church on Easter Vigil) is
Unite our sufferings with Christ
View this post on Instagram In our meditation this week, we think about what it means to join Christ in his suffering. Here's a short prayer to help you begin or end your meditation time. A post shared by Behold Prayer (@beholdprayer) on Jul 30, 2020 at 7:
A prayer to be thankful during busy times
View this post on Instagram If you're anything like me, your summer schedule is in full swing—even if it's not so much a "schedule" in a strict sense and even if it's slightly modified due to COVID-19 restrictions. ⠀ ⠀ What I mean
A sneak peek inside the Behold app
We're so excited to share that Behold's meditations will be available in a daily prayer app later this fall. Guided Meditations Much like our prayer newsletter, the guided meditations will prioritize listening to or reading a particular passage of scripture and sitting in silence with God. We'll continue to close
Guide to Centering Prayer
What is Centering Prayer?Centering Prayer is an ancient form of Christian meditation that, like lectio divina, promotes stillness before God. Centering Prayer grew out of a traditional contemplative practice and can be thought of as an extension of the contemplatio or contemplation step of lectio divina. In Centering Prayer,
Lectio Divina: a guide to divine reading and prayer
What is Lectio Divina?Lectio Divina is latin for “Divine Reading” and is an ancient form of Christian meditation and prayer that helps us cultivate a deeper relationship with Christ. The aim of Lectio Divina is to encounter God through the scriptures. A chosen scripture is read four times in
Meditations of the Heart by Howard Thurman
Howard Thurman, a theologian and civil rights leader, was one of the greatest spiritual leaders and mystics of our time. This collection contains fifty four of his most well-known meditations which we've found especially uplifting and enriching. The following prayer, in particular, is excellent and is used as the closing
A Praying Life, Connecting With God in a Distracting World
In Paul E. Miller's latest book, he reminds us of the importance of prioritizing connection with God amidst all the other busy things that occupy our lives. Pastor and author Timothy Keller said of it, "If Jesus or Jesus’ saving grace is just an abstraction to you, Paul Miller will