Centering Prayer

Description:

Centering Prayer is a spiritual practice of silent prayer that fosters a deep relationship with God and is rooted in the awareness that God is dwelling within us.  At our center we are not empty but full of God’s love. Through Centering Prayer we seek a loving communion with God that strengthens us and makes us deeply receptive to God’s presence and action in our lives.  

Activities & Events:

Centering Prayer members meet once
a week to pray together as a group on Tuesday mornings from 9:20 – 10:20 a.m.  Following the 20 minute prayer time members engage in some form of study, e.g. reading and discussing a spiritual book, watching videos that enhance spirituality, listening to a presentation on a spiritual topic, or Lectio Divina.  In addition to group prayer, members pray at home twice a day. Once a year we have a one day retreat, and once a year we participate in a United Day of Prayer with people around the globe. We attend Mass together once a year followed by brunch out.  Members support and attend the new member training workshops that are held once or
twice a year.  Members find that they grow spiritually and also that they
bond deeply to the members of the prayer group.

Time Commitment:

Members attend a group prayer meeting 1 hour a week and pray at home twice a day for 20 minutes.  Some weeks members read at home a few pages a week from books chosen by the group. Other activities during the year include a one day retreat,  
a half day United Day of Prayer, and
one morning a year for Mass and brunch together.    

Helpful Attributes:

Helpful attributes are a desire to deepen your relationship with God as well as a commitment to daily prayer.

Contacts:  Mary Jane Nielsen