Contemplative prayer is no longer just a habit for monks, nuns and the cloistered few; it is now becoming essential for every Christian. By contemplation I mean to sit quietly and thoughtfully and consider prayerfully what our lives and actions are to be.
Loud and wordy decision-making will give way to the solid quiet Voice of the Lord. We will learn that the test in 1 Kings 19 is our test that the voice of the Lord is “not in the great strong wind, or the earthquake, or the fire…but in “the sound of gentle blowing.” This is often called “the still small voice,” but it is much better rendered “fine silence.” This is how we will most often hear from the Lord… in our contemplative closet. Prayer will move from “telling God” to “listening to God.”
“The one who hears you hears me, and the one who rejects you rejects me, and the one who rejects me rejects him who sent me.” Jesus