FINDING THE ESSENTIAL WITHIN
A Primer on Christian Meditation
 by Karin Johne
 
Translated by Ruth and Loren Halvorson
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XIII.
   CONTENT OF PRAYER FROM THE BIBLE
Introduction
Entering
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Further
exercises
Material

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Exercise for entering into meditation back to beginning

Exercise one
Introduction to the second exercise Exercise two
    Place the people who are in your prayers today(Cf. eleventh set of exercises) or on some person in your immediate neighbourhood under the searchlight of the images and truths of Psalm 95 and meditate on them...

    The meditation might go something like this:
     

  1. Look attentively into the "depth" of this person's life ... . .(Insert here other symbols such as that person's "king", "heights", "sea", "dry land", "pasture").  Apply the truths that come to you from this text to the person you are praying for... . .
  2. Look at Jesus.  "How did You (Jesus) endure such situations, how did You react to them?"... .
  3. ay for what can make this person become more like Jesus ... . . .

  4. (Remain silent as long as you have strength within for meditation.  Then pursue what touched you most intimately knowing that a full understanding will never be achieved!)

Findings
Suggestions for further exercises: Exercise material for Psalm 95:
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