Centering Prayer is a receptive method of Christian silent meditation that prepares us to receive the gift of God’s presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself.
Centering Prayer is a spiritual discipline that helps us deepen our relationship with God. St. Michael’s currently practices Centering Prayer as a community on Saturday mornings, 8-9am and Thursday evening, 5:30-6pm in the Mary Magdalene Chapel.
- Choose a sacred word as the symbol of your intention to consent to God’s presence and action within.
- Sitting comfortably and with eyes closed, settle briefly and silently introduce the sacred word as the symbol of your consent to God’s presence and action within.
- When engaged with your thoughts, return ever-so-gently to the sacred word.
- At the end of the prayer period, remain in silence with eyes closed for a couple of minutes.
Practice Centering Prayer with St. Michael’s in the Mary Magdalene Chapel on Saturday mornings from 8-9am and during the Thursday Contemplative Service from 5:30-6pm.
Learn more about Centering Prayer and the Christian Contemplative Tradition at Contemplative Outreach International, www.contemplativeoutreach.org