Scripture Supporting the Practice of Meditation

Matthew 28:20

20 "and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” [a]

Isaiah 30:15

American Standard Version (ASV)

15 For thus said the Lord Jehovah, the Holy One of Israel, in returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength.

3 John 1:2

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

2 Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, just as it is well with your soul.

Psalm 37:7

New International Version (NIV)

7 Be still before the LORD
and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.

Psalm 46:10

New International Version (NIV)

10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”

Psalm 62:1-2

New International Version (NIV)

For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of David.

1 Truly my soul finds rest in God;
my salvation comes from him.
2 Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.

Lamentations 3:25

English Standard Version (ESV)

25 The LORD is good to those who wait for him,
to the soul who seeks him.

Exodus 14:13-14

English Standard Version (ESV)

13 And Moses said to the people, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. 14 The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”

Matthew 11:28

English Standard Version (ESV)

28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Exodus 33:14

English Standard Version (ESV)

14 And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

Acts 17:28

American Standard Version (ASV)


for in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain even of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

John 15:5

American Standard Version (ASV)

5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same beareth much fruit: for apart from me ye can do nothing.

Hebrews 13:5

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

5 Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have; for he has said, “I will never leave you or forsake you.”