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

Voices 40: Cathy Maravetz, New Jersey

Series: 
Voices of Grace and Gratitude
Week: 
40

Voices of Grace & Gratitude are joyful expressions of grace and gratitude from the worldwide community of Contemplative Outreach for the gift of Centering Prayer in their lives and its meaning for all creation. During this year of celebration of the 30th anniversary of Contemplative Outreach, a new video will be presented every Monday. May they serve to lift your hearts.

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English Transcript: 

We do have a prison ministry out of St. Helen’s. I really never knew anybody, any family, that struggled. And when you get into the prison, you hear so many different stories and you realize that these men have had lives that you can’t even imagine. And yet, you’ve seen through Centering Prayer, through the Centering Prayer group, you’ve seen them come into a deep faith in God, a trust, a real 180 on some of their lives. Some of them have been in since they’ve been teenagers, either for murder, or drugs, or something like that, but they have become such examples of Christ living in them.  It’s been a real revelation to me to see how God does work in us, and to see that it is God’s work, and not mine! 


 

Spanish Transcript: 

No tenemos un ministerio en las prisiones en Santa Helena. Nunca conocí a nadie, a ninguna familia, que estuviera en esa situación. Y cuando estás en la prisión escuchas tantas historias diferentes y te das cuenta de que estos hombres han llevado vidas que no puedes ni imaginar. Y sin embargo ves cómo, gracias a la Oración Centrante y por medio del grupo de oración, ellos llegan a tener una profunda fe en Dios, una confianza, lo que implica un cambio radical en muchas de sus vidas. Algunos han estado presos desde su adolescencia, ya sea por asesinato o por drogas, o por algo por el estilo, pero se han transformado en ejemplos del Cristo viviente en ellos. Ha sido para mi una verdadera revelación ver cómo Dios obra en nosotros, y ver que es obra de Dios, y no mía.

Category: 
Centering Prayer