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What are some good Christian meditations?

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Christian meditation may often consist of sitting and reflecting on a single word, or mantra, such as "Maranatha," an Aramaic word that means "Come, Lord." Other methods of Christian meditation may simply involve reflecting on a single piece of scripture to attain greater intimacy with God.

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Meditation is a process of sitting still, in silence, and trying to direct thoughts away from oneself. There are a number of examples of meditation in the Bible, such as Psalms, chapter 4, verse 4: “When you are in your beds, search your hearts and be silent." Both Luke 5:16 and Mark 1:35 make note of Jesus spending time in silent, solitary prayer and reflection: "Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed."

Even if a mantra, or prayer word, is not used, silent reflection upon Christ's teachings can calm the mind and open your heart to the Holy Spirit. This type of silent reflection may bring you greater peace of mind, or help you to see a path through an obstacle in your life, simply by redirecting your thoughts and energies away from yourself and toward Christian teachings. You may find yourself with a better sense of understanding and living with God in the present moment.

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