Biblical Prayer Mediation
Attached are three documents, two letters to a young college friend and a Biblical prayer mediation exercise.
Note: the attached articles are based on Philippians 4:11-13:
11. in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. 12. Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. 13. Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, 14. I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
The first two are letters because they provide a personal, conversational format to explain some ideas as they integrate with Scriptural studies.
The first letter deals with the Biblical concepts of setting your mind and renewing your mind while also giving explanations applying Dr. Michael Halls NLP Meta-State model. Dr. Hall is a minister, a Ph.D. clinical psychologist and researcher, and an NLP trainer.
The second letter Biblically explains phrase by phrase a specific example based on Philippians 4:11-13. We see how Paul, while in stressful circumstances, was able to run his brain in a very proactive way through Christ. We see exactly where Paul took his thoughts instead of just naturally being reactive to all his problems going on around him.
The third document is a Biblical prayer mediation exercise which is also based Philippians 4:11-13. It is a way to apply deeper into ones mind the learnings from Paul in these verses. It is best used when one hears it out loud and you let your mind following along creating your own application of the principles and apply them to a specific problem you may be dealing with. Some NLP language patterns are utilized in this exercise.
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