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We embrace the process of transformation in Christ, both in ourselves and in others, through the practice of Centering Prayer.

Relationship Isn't Easy

Series: 
Voices of Community

I often wonder about my Centering Prayer practice even though I have been doing it for over 15 years. There are times when all seems well and then many times when I struggle lots as I stay with the practice.

It is something I cannot let go of.  Even on some days when I delay my Centering Prayer, there is this hidden magnetic-like thread that draws me there despite my struggle.  It never seems to get any easier - this letting go -  and just being there for God, with God, in God.  The "seeming nothing happening" yet so much going on below the surface of what I am aware of.  This letting go and not seeing results or necessarily feeling something at the time is so difficult.  Yet I seem to trust in the process and allow God to have God's way.  And there are certainly times when I realize that God must be around when I am able to hold my tongue when I would rather make a negative comment or criticize someone.  And I guess the times that I am able to show up despite the difficulties are also times when God is at work.  It seems God wants me there with God, despite the struggle.

- Helen Druett,  Kaleen, Canberra, Australia

Category: 
Centering Prayer