What does Scripture have to say about silent prayer such as Centering Prayer?
Let me share some verses that might help.
But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to God, who is unseen. Then God, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
Jesus often withdrew to solitary places and prayed.
Be still and know that I am God.
Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.
Centering Prayer is wordless prayer.
It is sometimes nice to sit silent with God.
I think of it as a reverse prayer.
God prays in me.
It does not replace other forms of prayer.
It complements them.
Try it for yourself.
And see how God transforms you.
Intimacy with God: An Introduction to Centering Prayer by Thomas Keating
The Heart of Centering Prayer: Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice by Cynthia Bourgeault
Centering Prayers: A One-Year Daily Companion for Going Deeper into the Love of God by Peter Traben Haas
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