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

Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is a receptive method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.

Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer. Rather, it adds depth of meaning to all prayer and facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer - verbal, mental or affective prayer - into a receptive prayer of resting in God. Centering Prayer emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God and as a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Christ.

The Benefits of Centering Prayer

What is Centering Prayer and How Do We Do It?

Mary Dwyer provides a brief introduction to Centering Prayer.

The source of Centering Prayer, as in all methods leading to contemplative prayer, is the Indwelling Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The focus of Centering Prayer is the deepening of our relationship with the living Christ. 

Read this Method of Centering Prayer brochure.  One way to learn the method is through this in-home package:  Centering Prayer:  A Training Course for Opening to the Presence of God; click to View in Store.

Click to download the Centering Prayer Introductory Program Tri-fold brochure.

Retreats

Friday, 1 December 2017
Region:
Eastern US

Tuesday, 5 December 2017
Region:
Southwest US

Friday, 8 December 2017
Region:
Midwest US

Friday, 8 December 2017
Region:
Eastern US

Videos

Mary Anne Best, TX, Gifts flowing from Centering Prayer
Emeren Hache, DR, Centering Prayer: A More Deepening Way of Knowing the Divine Being Within
Amanda Olmstead, MD, Centering Prayer: Reconnecting with Spirituality, With God
Chuchi Daroy, PI, Centering Prayer: The Soil of My Heart
David Wallace, TX, Centering Prayer: Learning to Just Be – in Peace
Vicky Acra, DR, Centering Prayer: Gratitude for Changing the World, Beginning with Myself
Terri Murphy, CO, Gratefulness and Centering Prayer
Christine Eleazar, PI, Centering Prayer and the Divine Therapist
Gay Bullard, TX, Centering Prayer and the Moments of Surrender
Luis Garcia Dubus, DR, Centering Prayer and Being Surrounded by the Awareness of God
Pamela Begeman, TX, Centering Prayer and Moving Deeper and Deeper in Awareness of the Presence of God
Elizabeth Parmlind, NJ, The Fruits of Centering Prayer: Becoming Move Loving, More Forgiving, More Able to Change
Irene Martin, CO, Centering Prayer: An Opportunity for Healing
David Wallace, TX, Centering Prayer: Just to Be is Delightful
Angel Peynado de Vega, Dominican Republic Centering Prayer: Transforming the Heart of the World Little by Little
Jeff Frank, TX, Centering Prayer: Providing a Space for Trust in Parenting
Nieves Periche, DR, Centering Prayer: Gifting Me with Transformation into Peace
Jackie Strashun, TX, Centering Prayer as Neutralizing the Anger in the World
The Benefits of Centering Prayer
Sandra Ely, TX, Centering Prayer As Essential To A Young Mother
Nicole Dawkins, TX, Centering Prayer Gives Me The Gift to Be Present for My Children
Jean Henry, NJ, Going Deep Through Centering Prayer
Lisa Morgan, TX, Bringing Healing, Peace and Consciousness to the World Through Centering Prayer
Kelsey Schneider, TX, Advice to Young People About Centering Prayer: Try It!
Karen Ragland, TX, Centering Prayer: Being Quiet with God in Times of Trial

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