Do You Want A Deeper And More Intimate Relationship With God?


I hear people tell me they want a deeper and more intimate relationship with God.

Do you find that when you are with people that you have a deeper and more intimate relationship with, that you often do not need to talk?

You just like being with that person.

You can sit in the same room, read a book, watch a movie, or just sit together.

And you are both okay with that.

In fact it is kind of nice.

For example, my wife, and kids and I can sit in the family room and not talk.

We just like being with each other.


Silent prayer is just like that.

You don’t always need to talk.

Sometimes it is just nice to sit with God.

One way I do this is with Centering Prayer.

I do this twice per day.

Yes, I do pray in other ways.

For example, I pray verbally and I also like to use my prayer bracelet and pray the Jesus Prayer.


I have discovered that Centering Prayer is a beautiful way to go deeper and have a more intimate relationship with God.

Let me know if you want to learn more.

Go Further:

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

A Taste of Silence: Centering Prayer and the Contemplative Journey by Carl J Arico

Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer by Richard Rohr

Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening by Cynthia Bourgeault

The Path of Centering Prayer: Deepening Your Experience of God by David Frenette

Four Gifts: Seeking Self-Care for Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength by April Yamasaki


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