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#BlessedBreak – Be Still


BE STILL – A Contemplative Prayer for Presence created in friendship with Center for Action and Contemplation and Gravity | a Center for Contemplative Activism.Fr. Richard Rohr's prayer comes from Psalm 46:10 of the Hebrew Scriptures: “Be still and know that I am God.” Use this prayer to try and draw yourself and others into a contemplative frame of mind.Be still and know that I am God.Be still and know that I am.Be still and know.Be still.Be.PRAYER INSTRUCTION1) Find a quiet place, gently close your eyes and take a few deep breaths. Prepare to pray the Psalm in 5 consecutively diminishing sentences.2) Either aloud or quietly to yourself, say the words, “Be still and know that I am God.”3) After a couple deep breaths, pray, “Be still and know that I am.”4) After a couple deep breaths, pray “Be still and know.”5) After a couple deep breaths, pray, “Be still.”6) After a couple deep breaths, pray, “Be.”7) When ready, pray, “Amen.”RESOURCES// Download Be Still video: http://www.theworkofthepeople.com/be-still// TWOTP 30 Day FREE Streaming Trial: http://www.theworkofthepeople.com/credits// The Center for Action and Contemplation: https://cac.org// Gravity Center for Contemplative Action: https://gravitycenter.com// Pre-Order Chris Heuertz's The Sacred Enneagram book: https://gravitycenter.com/sacredenneagram/

Posted by The Work of the People on Sunday, July 2, 2017


Psalm 46

God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,
though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;
3 though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble with its tumult.

4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy habitation of the Most High.
5 God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved;
God will help it when the morning dawns.
6 The nations are in an uproar, the kingdoms totter;
he utters his voice, the earth melts.
7 The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge.

8 Come, behold the works of the Lord;
see what desolations he has brought on the earth.
9 He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear;
he burns the shields with fire.
10 “Be still, and know that I am God!
I am exalted among the nations,
I am exalted in the earth.”
11 The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge.

BE STILL – A Contemplative Prayer for Presence created in friendship with Center for Action and Contemplation and Gravity | a Center for Contemplative Activism.


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