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Voices 97: Michael Begeman, TX, A Faithful Servant of God

Voices of Grace and Gratitude

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: 

The peace that surpasses understanding I do feel that Centering Prayer has given me that. I made a promise to God – not a deal – and I said: ‘You don’t ever have to show yourself to me again. I’ll just keep doing this.’ So that was a promise that I made and God pretty much took me up on that promise. So, I’ve remained faithful to the prayer now for 20 years. And every once in a very rare while I might get a little ‘something.’  But that’s not why I’m in it. I’m in it because of my love for God and this is a way of expressing that. And, as I said, I am completely aware of the presence of God in my life – even without the ‘bennies.’  


Spanish Transcript: 

Un fiel siervo de Dios

La paz que sobrepasa todo entendimiento, eso es lo que siento que me ha dado la Oración Centrante. Hice una promesa a Dios – no un trato – y le dije: “Ni siquiera tienes que volver a mostrarte a mi nuevamente. Yo simplemente seguiré haciendo esto.” Así que esa fue la promesa que hice y podría decir que Dios me tomó la palabra. Por lo tanto, he permanecido fiel a la oración durante veinte años. Y muy de vez en cuando puede ser que reciba “un regalito”. Pero no es por eso que lo hago. Lo hago por amor a Dios y esa es la forma que tengo de expresarlo. Y, como dije, estoy absolutamente consciente de la presencia de Dios en mi vida – aún sin los “beneficios”.

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