Contemplative Prayer & Scripture


The Purpose of this series … 

is to awaken in our Heart and mind and soul 

the words of Jesus, as revealed in scripture,

through Contemplative Prayer & Meditation.


Be still and know …

(Created for a Prayer Group for September through December, 2019)

Here is a sermon "Our Heart is Our Treasure" that was given at The Church of the Holy Spirit in Portland, ME on August 11, 2019 which also includes a guided process.  We are reflecting on scripture from Luke 12:32-40.  This sermon sets the context for this contemplative prayer series:



"Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."


This is the guided meditation taken from the above sermon:








A workbook that was used in a weekly Prayer group.  Each week's lesson includes scripture and an application of the use of Contemplative Prayer in one's daily prayer time.  


Click here to access this workbook:

Contemplative Prayer & Scripture Workbook




Session #One:  "The Greatest Commandments"

1.  "I Love You" Guided Meditation here ... 







Session #Two:   "A Circle of Love"

2.  "Circle of Love" Guided Meditation here ... 







Session #Three:  "Abiding"

3.  "Abide in Me" Guided Meditation here ... 







Session #Four:  "Abiding in God's Loving Presence as I AM"

4.  "Abiding in God's Loving Presence as I AM"






Session #Five:  "Living Waters"

5.  "Enlivened by Living Waters"

(Be sure to sit in silence after meditation ends to receive fully His Living Waters)










Session #Six:  "A Quiet Place"

6.   "A Quiet Place"

(Be sure to sit in silence after meditation ends to fully receive His Loving Presence)










Session #Seven:  "Centering Prayer"

7.   "Centering Prayer"

Session #Eight:  "True Thanksgiving"

8.   "Fully Receiving a Costly Gift"

(This guided meditation is a recording of Elizabeth and Steve Young)

I Love You - 1. Contemplative Prayer 3.m
00:00 / 17:17
Circle of Love.mp3
00:00 / 17:07
Abide in Me
00:00 / 23:53
Abiding in God's Loving Presence as I AM
00:00 / 17:44
Enlivened by Living Waters.mp3
00:00 / 11:20
Our Heart is Our Treasure 2.mp3
00:00 / 24:33
Our Heart is Our Treasure.mp3
00:00 / 11:55
The Quiet Place 1.mp3
00:00 / 08:09
Centering Prayer 1.mp3
00:00 / 14:20
Fully Receiving A Costly Gift.mp3
00:00 / 18:27