I asked a group of people what they observed about individuals who have a silent prayer practice such as Centering Prayer.
Here are the answers I heard:
They feel loved by God.
They are healed by the quietness of God.
God is not above but is within them.
It is nice to just be sometimes. (And stop checking our electronic gadgets.)
Silence nurtures transformation.
Silence can be difficult but is often necessary for our healing.
Silence shows us what is going on at the core of us.
Silence helps us self love.
We need a balance of prayer and action.
Silence helps us hear the one voice. We are loved by God.
Silent prayer fills you with God’s love and you naturally want to share this love by serving others.
I am currently reading Open To The Spirit: God in Us, God with Us, God Transforming Us by Scot McKnight.
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