In light of this week’s conversation about transformation and spiritual practices, let’s spend time intentionally surrendering to God’s work through stillness, breath prayer, and meditating on a few verses about trust.

Stillness Consent to stillness. When you agree to stop and opt to let go of the need to be in control, you allow yourself space to trust God instead. Stillness is saying “yes” to God’s invitation to rest and become more present to the Spirit of God within you.

Note: If this is not a regular practice for you, this may be difficult. But, that’s okay. Simply ask the Lord to meet you in the state you find yourself in and continue to attempt stillness using breath prayer.

Breath Prayer Use breath prayer to help still your whole self. Find a comfortable seat with your feet on the ground and your hands gently resting on your lap. Sit up straight and take several deep breaths to prepare for this practice. After you are comfortable, begin praying while you breathe in, “I am made in God’s Image” And as you breathe out, pray “I am not God.”

Meditate on Trust Once you find a place of stillness through breath prayer, meditate on a passage about trust. Take it one word at a time, stopping to think about each word very slowly. Consider what the word means, how the concepts feel, and where in your body you react to the words.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.”Proverbs 3:5-6

By Yvonne Biel

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