It Is A Long Term Marathon With God

Trust the process!

Centering Prayer is not a sprint.

It is a long term marathon with God. 

God is a patient God. 


We should also be patient. 

Silence teaches us who we are. 

Centering Prayer teaches us when to take action

And also 

When to be silent. 

Sometimes no action is the best action. 

(Have you ever noticed that before?)

Sometimes we say something and only after realize that our words were not the best action:)


Trust the process!

Trust God. 

Keep at it everyday. 

(Even better do it twice per day.)

Let me know if you need help. 

Go Further:

Open Mind, Open Heart 20th Anniversary Edition  by Thomas Keating and Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening were the first two books I read as I began my Centering Prayer practice.

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

Mindful Silence: The Heart of Christian Contemplation by Phileena Heuertz

Living In God:  Contemplative Prayer and Contemplative Action by Nicholas Amato

Christian Meditation by James Finley


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