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.

Centering Prayer Weekend Retreat

Centering Prayer Weekend Retreat
Date: 
Fri, 14 Aug 2020
Duration: 
3 days
Region: 
Eastern US

Touching Into the Sacred: A Contemplative Centering Prayer Weekend

 

"God of the silence:
Calm and quiet my soul at the fount of your loving presence.
In your silence, replenish me with a force for love..."

                                                                     - Peter Traben Hass

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Anne Simpkinson
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
860-876-6229

A Borderless Practice: The Interspiritual Invitation of Centering Prayer

Series: 
Voices of Community

... But how does such a diverse group of people come together in union when there are so many distinctions and differences of thought and mind? Because Centering Prayer is “non-conceptual”, during our twenty minute silent sit, we don’t cling to our cherished concepts and beliefs about God, but rather sink into the naked and immediate heart of God as the Ultimate Mystery, always just outside the reach of the mind’s grasp. ...

Lectio Divina and Imposed Sabbath Rest

Series: 
Voices of Community

 ... We have a lot of time in our imposed Sabbath rest. I invite you to spend 5, 10 or 20 minutes after your morning Centering Prayer session to pray a short Scripture passage with Jesus … and let him inform all your relationships. Our Centering Prayer time opens us to listen deeply as we spend time in a “heavy date” with our Lord. I liken this prayer time to having a cup of tea with God. Him with me, me with him, listening to each other while enriching our relationship. ...

A Closer Walk with God during Lockdown

Series: 
Q&A with Fr. Carl J. Arico

I have one - desperate - question. In the current lockdown I am led to believe from the book 40 Days to a Closer Walk with God [from David Muyskens] that I can discover this God within me by reading and silence. I now have time to do this. Do I need a spiritual director or will I be able to discover radical change in 40 days without one. I've done this before and I really need it to work this time.

 

Centering Prayer Retreat

Centering Prayer Retreat
Date: 
Thu, 21 May 2020
Duration: 
5 days
Region: 
Pacific West Coast US

Fall Fearless Into Love: An ONLINE Centering Prayer

“Lose yourself, Lose yourself in this love. When you lose yourself in this love, you will find everything."    --Rumi

Thursday May 21, 2020 (4:00 p.m. Pacific Time) to Monday May 25, 2020 at Noon.

$325     (Scholarship funds available on request)        

Register at http://www.mercy-center.org/Flyers_2020/0521CPOnline/retreat.html

Type: 
Retreat
Contact Name: 
Cristina Esguerra
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
650-340-7474