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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:
Eastern US

Friday, 8 December 2017
Region:
Midwest US

Documents

Centering Prayer Brochure, Polish Translation
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Centering Prayer Introduction Tri-Fold BW
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Centering Prayer Norwegian Translation, Sentrerende Bønns Metode
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Centrerende bons metode, Centering Prayer Brochure, Danish translation
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De Methode van het Innerlijk Gebed, Centering Prayer Brochure, Dutch translation
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Die Methode des Zentrierenden Gebetes, Centering Prayer Brochure, German translation
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El Método de la Oración Centrante, Centering Prayer Brochure, Spanish translation
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Il Metodo della Centering Prayer, Centering Prayer Brochure, Italian translation
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La methode de la priere de consentement, Centering Prayer Brochure, French translation
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Method of Centering Prayer Brochure
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Videos

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God is Transcendent, but also Close
God Moves through Creation
How Not to Imitate God
How to Imitate God
Humanity is a Manifestation of God
Humanity’s Divine Energy is Local and Supportive
In Prayer We Relax into Our Localized Energy
Irene Martin, CO, Centering Prayer: An Opportunity for Healing
Jackie Strashun, TX, Centering Prayer as Neutralizing the Anger in the World
Jean Henry, NJ, Going Deep Through Centering Prayer
Jeff Frank, TX, Centering Prayer: Providing a Space for Trust in Parenting
John Congdon, CO, Who We are in God and One in Each Other
Julie Saad, CO, Contemplative Prayer: The Heritage of All Christians
Karen Ragland, TX, Centering Prayer: Being Quiet with God in Times of Trial
Kelsey Schneider, TX, Advice to Young People About Centering Prayer: Try It!
Kristi Michener, TX, Centering Prayer: A Force for Good, a Force for Joy
Lisa Morgan, TX, Bringing Healing, Peace and Consciousness to the World Through Centering Prayer
Luis Garcia Dubus, DR, Centering Prayer and Being Surrounded by the Awareness of God
Mary Anne Best, TX, Gifts flowing from Centering Prayer
Merle Parker, AZ, Centering Prayer: Stay with It!
Mery Acra de Melgen, DR, Everything is Possible with God
Nicole Dawkins, TX, Centering Prayer Gives Me The Gift to Be Present for My Children
Nieves Periche, DR, Centering Prayer: Gifting Me with Transformation into Peace
Pamela Begeman, TX, Centering Prayer and Moving Deeper and Deeper in Awareness of the Presence of God
Paul Bozymowski, MN, Changes Borne of the Faithful Practice of Centering Prayer

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