Hey did you ever tried contemplative prayer? I tried it once and it's sooo hard. I don't know how to stop my thought from coming 😩
I haven’t heard it in those terms? But, it’s silent prayer, right? Like, praying in your head.
If that’s it, then totally, ALL the time. When I wake up in the morning, I’m too tired to talk out loud, so I talk to Jesus in my head. And also, throughout the day, I can’t ALWAYS look like a crazy person, talking to myself, so I talk to Jesus in my head.
It’s quite freeing because it keeps you in contact with the Lord all day long. Not just in moments when you are able to find a quiet space and pray out loud.
Yeah, my thoughts get in the way sometimes too. There’s a few ways to deal with that.
1. Bring those thoughts up to the Lord and talk about them. Maybe He is reminding you of something, or He wants you to pray about it specifically.
2. Rebuke them. Not because your thoughts are demonic, but because they might be keeping you from them. It’s simple as. “Mind, I am speaking with Jesus right now, I command you, all thoughts that are not from Him, leave, right now.”
3. Write them down. Once they’re on paper, it’s easier to not think about them and keep on praying. Jesus won’t be offended if you have to take a second to write things down, He’s excited to spend time with you - whatever it takes.
Keep at it, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 says “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
Prayer is important - as Christians, let’s get good at talking to our Father.