The Fantasy World Christians Live In Pt.4

About five years ago I began practicing something called cataphatic prayer, or imaginative prayer. The purpose of this practice is to imagine yourself having a conversation with God in your mind. The beauty of this prayer is that it allows you to not only try to find comfort in the present moment, in which you can have a vivid experience of prayer, but, it also serves as a way to reconcile the broken memories in our psyches. Thus, healing our neurological patterns and creating understanding of how God can be with us in times of great brokenness. In this way, we can begin to use fantasy in a healthy way. This can be a merger between imagination (fantasy) and reality.

For those of you interested in this, I’d recommend reading Greg Boyd’s book Seeing is Believing or Escaping The Matrix for more information/help on imaginative prayer.


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