About Centering Prayer
Centering Prayer is a receptive method of Christian silent prayer which deepens our relationship with God, the Indwelling Presence … a prayer in which we can experience God’s presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself.
The Four Guidelines for Practicing Centering Prayer
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.
We practice centering prayer for 20 minutes twice daily.
For more information, you may download a brochure summarizing the Method of Centering Prayer.
We welcome you to explore and learn the method of Centering Prayer by viewing these recordings:
Our recorded Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop
This seven-minute intro from Father Thomas Keating
This 30 minute video Method of Centering Prayer Part I from Father Keating
This 20 minute continuation video Method of Centering Prayer Part II from Father Keating .