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Communing with God

Communion through the EucharistCommuning is more than simply exchanging thoughts with someone; it means being in an intimate conversation that reaches a state of heightened understanding and sensitivity. To commune with God means to give Him your undivided attention and to converse with Him with profound intensity. Open your heart and mind to welcome Him so that you can readily interchange ideas and sentiments with Him. Our God is our Father. But above all that, He is an amazing friend that you can trust your life with. He cares for you and will guide you to a path of peace.

Communion through the Eucharist

Through communion, the human spirit becomes one with God. This connection with the Holy is very significant in the Christian faith, so much that the Catholic Church considers it a holy sacrament (the Eucharist or the Sacrament of Holy Communion). Catholics believe that the Eucharist represents the presence of Jesus Christ, who died to save us. When we receive the Body and Blood of Christ, we become spiritually nourished and are brought closer to Him.

Prayer

Communing with God all starts with prayer. Praying, whether through formal group worship or individual reflection, gives us a direct link to the Lord. It is the means by which we converse with God as you would converse with another person.

Many Christians today find themselves caught in the rush of their busy lives that they can no longer dedicate the time to share a quiet moment with God. Daily prayer gives us the chance to thank the Lord above for the things He provides. His loving kindness knows no bounds.

We should allot time with God every day. Don’t let this daily activity fade away from your everyday schedule or intuitively put it on the back burner. Make it a daily practice and habit, and you shall be able to live everyday with His strength under your wings.

So, when you want to commune with God, find a quiet spot that is void of disturbance or distraction. This area could be your bedroom, living room, garden or even the middle of the woods. Bring a Bible with you or a notebook. Write down your prayers and things you would like to say to the Lord. Listen to the sounds around you and see His presence in your surroundings. Nature and the universe are part of God. When you listen intently to the world around you, you will soon find yourself centered in His presence.

If you don’t hear God’s voice, remember that He is everywhere and that His words will live forever in the Bible. Read your favorite passages and find answers to your questions in the Scriptures. Find inspiration in the Bible’s stories. Know that God always has your best interests at heart.

Find time within your day to commune with God. Even the silent hours of the night before you go to sleep can be the perfect chance to spend time with Him.

Music

God can speak to us through hymns and songs. There is so much beauty in music, and when you listen to songs to find inspiration and spirituality, it will be easier to find so much joy. Music can be particularly uplifting during times of trials and sorrow.

I will end this article with a passage from 2 Chronicles 20:21:

After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise Him for the splendor of His Holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying:
“Give thanks to the Lord,
for His love endures forever.”

Sources:
http://www.adelaide.catholic.org.au/our-faith/sacraments/eucharist-holy-communion-
http://homechurchhelp.com/communing-with-god-in-the-spirit
http://www.wikihow.com/Commune-with-God
http://www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com/8-ways-god-speaks-to-us-today-part-2/
http://www.orthodoxyinamerica.org/article.php?id=43
http://www.gotquestions.org/daily-prayer.html
https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1972/04/the-importance-of-prayer?lang=eng

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