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Contemplative Prayer

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2000

    An Excellent Book on Prayer

    This is an excellent book by Thomas Merton. The book helps us understand much about the monastic order. It is revealing about the life of a monk. And, Merton was a monk. Even though the book was written for monks, it is very helpful to all who are seeking to understand prayer. The book is rather brief, but it is filled with many excellent lessons and thoughts on prayer. It deals with meditation. As Merton writes, 'Some people may doubtless have a spontaneous gift for meditative prayer. This is unusual today. Most men have to learn how to meditate.' Merton helps us to see the influence of the early Christian Fathers upon meditation and contemplative prayer. If you desire to learn about contemplation and the power of prayer, this book will be most helpful. As Merton writes, 'The most important need in the Christian world today is this inner truth nourished by the Spirit of contemplation: the praise and love of God, the longing for the coming of Christ, the thrist for the manifestation of God's glory, his truth, his justice, his Kingdom in the world.' This book is well worth your time. You will find it very helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

    Meticulous definition of contemplative prayer

    It is not necessarily mystic. It does not need to be rigidly segregated from ritualistic or active prayer. It does not oppose the initial benefit from concrete images, symbols, and sacraments.
    I find these reminders gentle.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2002

    A Spiritual Gateway

    If you are looking to pursue a spiritual aspect of life, whether through total commitment in the clergy or just so as to nourish your restless soul; this book was very much written for you. Filled with wordless beauty, the thoughts of Merton are profound and powerful. Truly, this is an empyrean treasure for all those who are in search of truth.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2013

    Wonderful and informative!

    Wonderful and informative!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2012

    Author tried to raise the very controversial issue. I think it w

    Author tried to raise the very controversial issue. I think it was succesfully. And I should say that Contemplative Prayer and a crossing or the drop's history by Anatoliy Obraztsov were the best books I've read this summer. I mean spiritual books.

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