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

David Wallace, TX, Centering Prayer: Learning to Just Be – in Peace

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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: 

When people ask me about Centering Prayer, the thing that I always tell them is that everyone’s experience is different. It is an opportunity to just be in the silence for 20 minutes twice a day. I say that it is really hard to describe until you do it but this idea of being able to put down all the things that constantly grab our attention and just be in this moment where you ... again, you don’t have any requirements on you. You don’t have to do or be anywhere. And it’s just a lovely experience of quiet. The result is that you’ll just find that you’ll be a whole lot more peaceful around people, events, reactions.


Spanish Transcript: 

La Oración Centrante: aprender simplemente a estar – en paz.

Cuando la gente me pregunta acerca de la Oración Centrante lo que siempre contesto es que la experiencia de cada uno es diferente. Es una oportunidad de simplemente estar en silencio por 20 minutos dos veces al día. Digo que es difícil de describir hasta que se hace, pero esta idea de poder dejar todas las cosas que constantemente capturan nuestra atención y solo estar en este momento en el que uno… nuevamente, no hay ninguna exigencia que cumplir. No hay que hacer nada ni estar en ninguna parte. Y es solo una maravillosa experiencia de quietud. El resultado es que uno descubre que está mucho más en paz con otras personas, eventos y reacciones.

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