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Meditation and Mental Prayer

Lenten Study, Part V

By Fr. Mark Perkins

Editor's Note: See Part 1 here, Part 2 here, Part 3 here, Part 4 here, and Part 6 here.

Meditation on the life of Christ ought to be part of every Christian's contemplative prayer life!

If this is not the case for you -- and particularly if you are not sure exactly how to do it -- then you really ought to check out the handout and lecture below. In them, I explain what meditation is and outline a variety of ways to do it, with Fr. Martin Thornton as our trustworthy guide.

While covering chapter 6 & 7 of Fr. Martin Thornton's The Purple Headed Mountain (see the last post for the relevant reading guide), I also drew heavily on a relevant section of his Christian Proficiency.

Here's the handout I went through:

Meditation (Mental Prayer)
Download PDF • 78KB

And here is the audio lecture:

Finally, here is the reading guide for the final session of our study, which will be this upcoming Wednesday:

Chapters 8-10 reading guide
Download PDF • 133KB

Fr. Mark Perkins is Curate at St. Alban's Anglican Cathedral in Oviedo, Florida and Executive Editor of Earth & Altar.


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