Centering Prayer is an invitation to rest in God, to relax and let the Holy Spirit pray through us “in sighs too deep for words.” It is inspired by Psalm 46:10: “Be still and know that I am God.” It is not meant to replace other forms of prayer, yet it can cast new light and depth of meaning on them. It is a method designed to facilitate the development of contemplative prayer, a gift of God.
Centering Prayer presents ancient Christian Wisdom teaching in an updated way. The late Thomas Keating, a Trappist monk, took up the work of Thomas Merton when Merton died. With two fellow monks, he created Centering Prayer, which is now taught and practiced worldwide. It is at the same time a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship. Two prayer periods a day are recommended.
A pamphlet giving the history and “how to” of Centering Prayer can be downloaded from the site below or we will happily send a printed copy if you provide us a mailing address.
“Resting in God”—together—is the invitation for Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.
Feel free to join us. We review the four guidelines each time we meet, so you can learn by doing.
Hope to meet you there.
For more information contemplativeoutreach.org