God does not talk to me during my silent sit.
We are not supposed to hear God talk to us during our silent sit.
Our job is to let go of all thoughts, emotions and physical sensations.
We are to let go and open to the presence of God.
We might find that we need to let go and open to God over and over and over again.
Sometimes the spaces between our thoughts are larger and sometimes it is one thought after another.
During silent prayer God prays in us at a place that is deeper than our thoughts and emotions.
It is during our non-silent times that we notice these prayers that God has prayed in us.
These are the actions or sometimes non-actions that God has prayed in us.
Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening by Cynthia Bourgeault
The Heart of Centering Prayer: Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice by Cynthia Bourgeault
The Soul’s Slow Ripening: 12 Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred by Christine Valters Paintner
David Frenette’s book The Path of Centering Prayer re-energized the Centering Prayer tradition with its fresh insights and teachings. This companion audio program—created to be equally rewarding as a stand-alone guide—gives listeners an immersive resource to learn contemplative prayer, step by step and in the moment. With clarity and compassionate presence, Frenette explains the essential principles of this contemplative practice for both new and seasoned practitioners, and then guides us experientially through core prayers and meditations.
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