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Voices 88: Frances Franklin, Texas, The Gift of Centering Prayer: To Be Ever-So-Grounded in Life

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Voices of Grace and Gratitude
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88

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. A new video will be presented every Monday. May they serve to lift your hearts.

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English Transcript: 

I want to hear God. I want to listen to God. And Centering Prayer gave me a way of knowing that God is speaking to me. My father had a second heart attack this past summer and I was home when it was occurring and I ended-up being on the phone with the emergency personnel and once I realized what was happening something in me just kept returning ever-so-gently to the sacred word. It wasn’t something that I was doing – I just felt the impulse within to return ever-so-gently, and to be ever-so-grounded and so present and so calm and just doing what needed to be done through that whole experience.


 

Spanish Transcript: 

El regalo de la Oración Centrante: estar muy presente y centrado en la vida.

Quiero oír a Dios. Quiero escuchar a Dios. Y la Oración Centrante me bridó una manera de saber que Dios me está hablando. Mi padre tuvo un segundo ataque al corazón este último verano. Estaba en casa cuando sucedió y tuve que ser yo la que habló por teléfono con el personal de emergencias, y una vez que me di cuenta de lo que estaba sucediendo algo en mi comenzó a volver una y otra vez, muy suavemente, a la palabra sagrada. No era algo que yo hacía – solo sentía el impulso dentro mío a volver con mucha suavidad, y sentirme muy centrada y tan presente y tan en calma, y simplemente hacer lo que era necesario en toda esa situación.

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Centering Prayer