Let me share 10 Centering Prayer tips.
- The best way to start your day is with a morning silent sit.
- A second sit will refill your reservoir. Never underestimate the power of a second sit.
- Flex your sits. I sometimes sit three times per day. Each sit is thirteen minutes. I have found this to be very helpful with the ebbs and flows of life.
- If you miss a sit, don’t beat yourself up. God’s love for you never stops. God looks forward to your next silent sit.
- During the work day, if you are able to get away, a silent sit in your car will work. I do so before lunch, in the late afternoon or right before I leave to drive home.
- At home I sometimes light a candle and then begin my sit. I blow the candle out after my sit.
- If you like to walk or ride a bike, a sit in a park where you can find some solitude is nice. I have done so in the summer months.
- After each sit, I pray with a prayer rope. You can learn more at my prayer rope post. I also like to read a few pages of a book before I get up from my sit.
- It is always nice to sit in silence in community. If there is a local centering prayer group join them for a weekly sit. Silence in community is powerful.
- You can never fail at centering prayer. You simply need to show up.
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Remember, we enter centering prayer to sit with a God. There are no expectations. We sit because we love God.
However, during our non-silent times we seem to discover the fruits of this prayer. These are wonderful gifts given to us by God.
I have noticed the following fruits: an inner calmness and confidence, an excitement for life, solutions to challenges I face, inner nudges to try new things that are outside of my comfort zone.
What fruits have you noticed? Contact me and let me know. I would love to hear from you.
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Check out my favorite Centering Prayer Books
Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening by Cynthia Bourgeault.
Open Mind, Open Heart 20th Anniversary Edition by Thomas Keating
Healing the Divide: Recovering Christianity’s Mystic Roots by Amos Smith.
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