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Practice #2: Prayerful Meditation of Scriptures by Fran Love
The practice of scripture meditation takes 30 minutes. Many moms don’t have that amount of free time on a daily basis. Yet our week often presents to us a gift of an unexpected free time. You can shorten this meditation to as little as 5-10 minutes. Look at a short passage of Scripture, perhaps a favorite verse or story. You can use the same verse or story over and over again. (just like your kids who love to hear the same story over and over.) Notice what stands out to you. Acknowledge to yourself what you are thinking, feeling, sensing and longing for. Talk with God about it. That’s it: simple.

Make yourself READY
Find a place where you can be quiet and undisturbed.
Choose a brief passage of scripture.
Ask God to meet you during this time of prayer.
You may want to journal. This helps you slow down and better process your thoughts, prayers and reflections.

READ (5 min.)
Read the passage slowly, letting your awareness rest on each word.
Ask yourself: What word or phrase strikes me?
Read the passage again.
Ask yourself: What does the word or phrase make me feel or think?
Read the passage again.
Ask yourself: Do I find I want to respond in some way?

Listen for the still, small voice of God.

Author: oflcmops

MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, a faith-based community that strives to meet the needs of moms with children from birth through kindergarten. MOPS groups meet regularly to celebrate the joys of motherhood and to encourage each other through the challenges. MOPS also provides opportunities for social outings throughout the year. We meet the first and third Fridays of every month September through May.

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