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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

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Voices 68: Jim Weidemaier, Arkansas Centering Prayer: Feeling God’s Love Deep in Heart and Soul
Voices 69: Diane Boruff, Minnesota Centering Prayer as Medicine and Comfort
Voices 6: Pamela Begeman, Texas
Voices 70: Lindsey Geyer, Pretoria, South Africa, Centering Prayer and the Awareness of the Love of God
Voices 71: Joanne Warner, CO, Centering Prayer and the Evolving of Christ Consciousness
Voices 72: Peter Traban Haas, TX, Centering Prayer and Self-Acceptance
Voices 73: Andrea Kneier, OH, Centering Prayer and Connecting the Awareness of God into the Body
Voices 74: Cathy McCarthy, New York, Centering Prayer and Trusting in God
Voices 75: Jill Frank, Texas, The Effects of Centering Prayer Moving Out into Life
Voices 76: Fr. Jaime Corujo, Dominican Republic Gratitude for Centering Prayer and the Worldwide Community of Practice
Voices 77: Susan Elliott, Alaska, Centering Prayer and a Ministry of Listening
Voices 78: David Frenette, Oregon, A Fruit of Centering Prayer – God Coming Alive Inside Me
Voices 79: Irma Eichinger, CA, Centering Prayer and the Search for Happiness
Voices 7: Alan Prater, LA, Centering Prayer and Knowing the Love of God, the Love of All
Voices 80: Jim Adjan, TX, Silence and the Finding of Harmony
Voices 81: Tara Steckler, CO, Centering Prayer and Another Outlook on Life
Voices 82: Bob Burge, OH, The Difference that Centering Prayer Makes
Voices 83: Kathy Kramer-Howe, AZ, Accepting the Spectrum of a Human Being
Voices 84: Bernadette Teasdale, Colorado, Centering Prayer and Being in the Present Moment
Voices 85: Stephen Williams, Texas Centering Prayer: A Baseline for Life
Voices 86: Carl J. Arico, New Jersey, Centering Prayer, Letting Go and Making Room for New Life
Voices 87: Judy Sharer, Kentucky, Humility: A Gift Emerging from Centering Prayer
Voices 88: Frances Franklin, Texas, The Gift of Centering Prayer: To Be Ever-So-Grounded in Life
Voices 89: Nina Malyshev, Alaska, Centering Prayer and Grace Working in My Life
Voices 8: LeAnn Billups, Texas

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