How to Meditate

Welcome to the next generation of meditation!  As a Christian, you will find there are several ways to enter the Kingdom of God and rest in His presence.  What is important is you find the way that works best for you.  It is recommended you practice for at least 15 minutes, 20 minutes is better, and 30 minutes is best.  This allows the mind and body to settle down so you can experience stillness and peace.

The instructions below offer support for those who are beginners, intermediates, and advanced students.   If you feel you would benefit from additional training, please reach out to the organization associated with the type of meditation that resonates with you.

If you find it challenging to stay motivated by practicing alone, consider a group. The Christian Meditation Center offers online group sessions with trained facilitators.  The sessions will support your desire to spend time with God.  The Christian meditation sessions are free and anyone trained is welcome to join!  Please register to receive the Zoom link.

Christian Meditation 

Christian meditation serves as a means to simply abide in God’s presence without any specific agenda, solely to commune with Him. While prayer entails communication with God, meditation offers the invaluable opportunity to receive from Him—a vital aspect often overlooked. Just as in any relationship, deepening our bond with God necessitates not only speaking but also listening attentively.

A Christian Guided Meditation

1. Sit upright with shoulders back and hands in your lap. Get comfortable.
2. Cultivate an attitude of gratitude towards life and express thanks to God.
3. Begin by praying, The Lord’s Prayer. Pray from the heart, surrendering your will to God’s love and care.
4. Transition into a state of rest by moving your attention to the Kingdom of God within–the center of your being.
5. Shift your focus to your heart, envisioning it as light and filled with love. Release your thoughts and unwind.
If distracted, gently return to your heart center; if needed, focus on your breath moving in and out.
6. Silently say “Deeper” to go further into the center of your being. Embrace the silence and stillness for 20 minutes.
7. Conclude the meditation with closed eyes, taking a few minutes to reorient yourself to your surroundings.
8. Thank God for the experience and carry the peace throughout your day.



Experience a guided Christian meditation session led by Teresa Yerkes. The session spans 20 minutes, offering an opportunity to rest in God’s presence. We recommend receiving proper training to fully grasp the depth of this transformative practice.

We also encourage you to join our Live Christian meditation sessions. Our sessions are designed for those who know how to meditate and would benefit from meditating with a trained facilitator. Check out our scheduled sessions.

For group or individual Christian meditation training, check out our events.

Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is a receptive method of silent prayer in which we experience God’s presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.

  1. Choose a sacred word as the symbol of your intention to consent to God’s presence and action within.
  2. Sitting comfortably and with eyes closed, settle briefly and silently introduce the sacred word as the symbol of your consent to God’s presence and action within.
  3. When engaged with your thoughts, return ever-so-gently to the sacred word.
  4. At the end of the prayer period, remain in silence with eyes closed for a couple of minutes.

For more information about Centering Prayer, please contact Contemplative Outreach.

Guided Christian Meditation

Christian Meditation on YouTube offers guided centering practices as well as reflection style meditations on Scriptural passages to augment your weekly worship and prayer life.

For more information about Guided Christian Meditation, please contact The Contemplative Christian.