Being with God

Philippians 4:4-7

Eventually people in romantic relationships reach a point where they’re so comfortable in each other’s presence that they don’t need to talk. Instead, they can just sit and be with each other. The same eventually happens in our prayer lives. We don’t do this all the time, but eventually we reach a place in our prayer relationship with God where we can just sit and be with him. And that’s the final kind of prayer we’re going to talk about in this series: The centering or contemplative prayer where we learn to just sit and enjoy God’s presence.

If you’re looking to go deeper into this sermon series or where we’re heading with the spiritual disciplines, check out John Mark Comer’s new book Practicing the Way. For the discipline of prayer specifically, I’d recommend Tyler Staton’s book Praying Like Monks, Living Like Fools or Richard Foster’s timeless classic Prayer.