A 10-Minute Christian Meditation for People Who Think They Can’t
Christian meditation may seem intimidating or maybe boring. But when learned can bring a myriad of benefits mentally, emotionally, and physically. It can help you sleep better, think better, and feel better.
There are many styles of meditation, but only exalts Jesus as the object of worship. While others may focus on a the breath, mantra, or visualization. Christian meditation has the unique capacity of focusing on God until a person is fully and deeply in touch.
At first this may seem a difficult task but when guided by a professional the process becomes much easier. A teacher can point out short comings one may face and then guide us to a more tranquil state of mind. But as with any discipline practice is the key.
With that in mind we developed a nice little app that will first introduce you to the concept with a seven day class. Once you've learned the basic principles you can practice what you learned with our mini meditations. Each one lasts less than 10 minutes, perfect for anyone who wants to learn. Here are the basic steps to get started.
Guided Christian Meditation Steps
Find a comfortable seat and sit upright. Your back must straight but not tense. You must be able to relax while in a sitting position.
To enter into meditation you must relax. As you relax you can focus on Jesus as the object of your meditation. Your mind may wonder with distracting thought. If it does simple follow the technique we teach here at Christ Audio. Every time you inhale, mentally say “Yes”. Every time you exhale, mentally say “Jesus”. Let go of the thought and focus on accepting more and more of Jesus with every breath. Within 5 to 10 minutes you will feel as though His presence overwhelms yours.
3. Let Go
Once you're in Jesus' presence you can let go. Feel the peace from the Prince of peace, feel the love of the Savior. Just let go for a few moments. A few Biblical affirmations I like to focus on during these times are: “I am the branch you are the vine”, “Greater is He who is in me”, “Jesus said I and the Father are One”, “No one comes to the Father except through Me”, and “I am one with Jesus” (John 17:20 - 21).
4. Come Out Slowly
After just a few minutes of letting go in Jesus, start becoming aware of your hands and feet. Then your whole body. You can start slowly opening your eyes. Take 10, 20, or 30 seconds to open your eyes. Coming out of meditation should take 2 or 3 minutes total.
The entire process should take no more that 10 minutes. If you download the app, Jeff will talk to you through the meditation.
Do you have any favorite guided Christian meditation techniques? We'd love to hear about them. Post them below in the comment section. We love you, and we're praying for you.