“I struggle with making Centering Prayer a consistent practice.”
What are some things you do on a daily basis?
You consistently perform them.
Perhaps they are:
Brush your teeth.
Take a shower or bath.
Eat to nourish your body.
Take care of your children.
Watch your favorite show(s).
Spend time with friends and family.
Centering Prayer can be just like one of these activities.
It starts with a decision.
Make a decision that you will make it part of your daily routine.
Do it the same time each day.
Perhaps it is the first thing you do as you begin your day.
I think you will find that it prepares you for the day and all the other consistent activities.
Soon it will become a habit.
You will not be able to imagine your life without it.
You might even share it with others and tell them how life giving it has been for you and you just cannot keep it to yourself.
The Path of Centering Prayer: Deepening Your Experience of God by David Frenette
The Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices for the Journey Within by Christine Valters Paintner
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