Why Do I Sit In Silence?

I want to connect with God at the deepest level possible.

I want to understand who God is.

I want God to teach me how to live.

I want my life to be an outpouring of God.

If I want to get to know God, I will need to spend time with God.

If I want to get to know God at the deepest level, I will need to quiet myself and let God speak to me.

The best way I can do this is to quietly sit in God’s presence with my entire being.

During centering prayer I open to God’s presence.

I remove barriers to God’s presence.

I give God the best opportunity to act within me.

I get out of the way and let God act deep, deep within me.

Because I love God, I trust God.

I know God fills me with what I need for the rest of the day.

I arise from my silent prayer ready to take action.

Silent prayer teaches me how to live.

I am not complete without my silent prayer practice.

It makes me whole.

The God I meet in silent prayer continues to be a presence throughout the day.

Silent prayer teaches me when to be silent and when to take action.

Go Further:

Click here to learn more about centering prayer.

Here are recommended web sites and books.

Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening was the first book on centering prayer that I read.

Healing the Divide: Recovering Christianity’s Mystic Roots by Amos Smith

Be Still and Listen: Experience the Presence of God in Your Life  by Amos Smith


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