Scripture References

Centering and Contemplative Prayer
Scripture References


1. “whoever enters into God’s rest…strive to enter into that rest” Heb 5:10-11
2. “all of us gazing [contemplating] with unveiled face on the glory of the Lord” 2 Cor 4:18
3. “Blessed are the poor in spirit” Mat 5:3
4. “God sent the spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying out ‘Abba’, Father” Gal 4:6
5. “what God has prepared for those who love him, this God has revealed to us through the Spirit” 1 Cor 2:9-10
6. “the knowledge of the mystery of God, Christ, in whom are hidden all …wisdom and knowledge Col 2:2-3
7. “the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth” John 16:13
8. “what are the riches of glory in his inheritance” Eph 1:18
9. “light . . . shown in our hearts to bring to light the knowledge of the glory of God” 2 Cor 4:6
10. “O God…for you my body yearns; for you my soul thirsts” Ps 63:2
11. “our soul waits for the Lord” Ps 33:20
12. “better a handful of quietness” Ecc 4:6
13. “It is good to hope in silence for the saving help of the Lord.” Lam 325-26
14. “Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, self control” Gal 6:22-23
15. “My soul rests in God alone” Ps 62:2
16. “be still before the Lord; wait for God.” Ps 37:7
17. “when peaceful silence compassed everything” Wis 18:14
18. “the Spirit of God dwells in you” 1 Cor 3:16
19. “come away by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while“ Mk 6:31
20. “the Lord is in his holy temple; silence before him” Hab 2:20
21. “the Lord was not in the fire. After the fire there was a tiny whispering sound” 1 Kg 19:12
22. “to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner self” Eph 3:16-17
23. “I will lead her into the desert and speak to her heart” Hos 2:16
24. “We do not know how to pray … but the Spirit itself intercedes.” Rom 8:26
25. “I have stilled my soul” Ps 131:2
26. “be still and know that I am God.” Ps 46:11
27. “by waiting and calm you shall be saved; in quiet and trust your strength lies” Is 30:15
28. “think of what is above, not what is on earth” Col 3:2
29. “for my thoughts are not your thoughts” Is 55:8
30. “go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret” Mat 6:6
31. “do not babble like the pagans who think they will be heard because of their many words”


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