How To Meditate On Word Of God

If you’re a practicing Christian, meditating on the word of God is one of the most spiritually rewarding things you can do. So much of our daily lives involve busy work and interpersonal relationships that we often don’t have time to spend in prayerful reflection on Scripture. The good news is that even five minutes spent meditating on God’s word can be beneficial. In fact, it doesn’t matter how long you spend reflecting—just pay attention to the words and allow them to sink in. Even if your mind wanders, just bring it back with a gentle reminder: “I’m meditating now.”

How To Meditate On Word Of God

Start with prayer.

Prayer is a way of talking to God, listening to God and spending time with Him. It is an opportunity to show our love for God and also an important means by which we can get guidance from Him in our daily lives. There are many types of prayers such as praise, thanksgiving and confession; but one that you should start with is the prayer of petition.

Read slowly and contemplatively.

When reading any book, you should never read quickly. A slow and deliberate pace allows you to focus on what is being said, and also gives you time to think about it. If you’re going to meditate on God’s Word, then it is of utmost importance that your reading is done at a pace that allows for this focus and thoughtfulness. To help achieve this, I recommend using a pen or pencil in hand while reading; this way you can write down important passages as they come along (and they will come!). You can use highlighters or pens with different colors if there are several things within one passage that stand out to you; this will allow them to be easily distinguished from other parts of the text without distracting from what might be said later on in the same passage or elsewhere in Scripture. In addition to writing down certain words or phrases, I also like taking notes as I go: if there’s something important enough for me not only highlight but also write down elsewhere (such as in my journal), then it probably warrants deeper reflection later on when the time comes up again during meditation sessions over time because after all “you’ve got plenty more than just five minutes.”

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Read the same text over and over, slowly, concentrating on a different word or phrase each time through.

Read the same text over and over, slowly, concentrating on a different word or phrase each time through.

Here’s an example of how to do this: Take your favorite Bible passage (or passages) and read it once very quickly. Then, read it again more slowly while concentrating on the first word in each sentence. Read this way until you get to the end of that section of Scripture. Next, go back to the beginning and look for another word in each sentence; read this way until you reach the end of that selection again. Now go back once more to where you started reading before—but this time concentrate on any words that seem important from previous meditations on that passage: perhaps Christ’s name or some other nouns referring as well as verbs or adjectives used throughout these readings are significant for you at this point in your life spiritually speaking?

With practice doing this exercise regularly (once every day), you’ll find yourself gaining deeper insight into God’s Word.”

Try Lectio Divina (sacred reading), which involves reading slowly and imagining yourself within the text.

Lectio Divina is a way of reading Scripture slowly, meditatively and prayerfully. It involves reading the same text over and over again, slowly, concentrating on a different word or phrase each time through. For example:

  • Read one sentence aloud
  • Pause for a moment (meditate)
  • Recite it again in your mind with your eyes closed
  • Imagine yourself as part of the scene being described (in this case you might imagine yourself standing in front of Jesus).
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Use your senses to picture the scene.

You can use your imagination to create a mental picture of the scene. Use all five of your senses to make it as vivid as possible. Imagine what you would see, hear, smell, touch and taste if you were there.

Use all five of your senses to create a vivid picture. See what is going on around you in great detail. Hear conversations taking place nearby and notice how they sound different from each other (for example: high pitched voices vs deep ones). Smell any pleasant fragrances that are present (like flowers or perfume) and notice unpleasant odors like tobacco smoke or garbage cans overflowing with waste from parties held earlier in the day/weekend etc…

Imagine what it would be like if you were part of the story.

Imagine what it would be like if you were part of the story. Imagine yourself as a character in it, and then imagine how things would be different if you were there. For example:

Imagine that you are living during ancient times and your village is being attacked by an army from another town. You must defend your home, but first you must fight off soldiers invading your city streets with weapons drawn. How do their actions make them different from people today?

Read with a broad view and then narrow your focus.

When you read the Bible, you should read with a broad view. This means that you need to look at the whole chapter and ask yourself what it is saying. Then, as you read through each verse, ask yourself what they mean or how they apply to your life.

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After reading with a broad view and narrowing your focus, you can move on to another verse in that same chapter (or book). Keep doing this until all of the verses in that chapter have been studied and understood by you.

Meditation is an ancient method of paying attention to God in a focused way, but it can also be done on Scripture

Meditation is an ancient method of paying attention to God in a focused way, but it can also be done on Scripture. Jesus often prayed with His disciples and taught them how to pray (e.g., Luke 11:1). He also instructed them on how to meditate on His Word (e.g., John 15:7–8; 1 Peter 2:2). Meditation helps us focus on what God has said so we can obey Him more readily and better understand who He is and why He loves us so much!


Meditation can be an integral part of your spiritual life, and you don’t have to do it in a Buddhist or Hindu context. As Christians, we can meditate on the Word of God. By taking time to focus on Scripture, not only are you committing it to memory and learning about who God is and how He works, but you are also building a deeper relationship with Him. Through meditation on the Word, you can help draw closer to Him.

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