In Faith We Sit With God

 

Faith is the element, the “chemical” which, when mixed with prayer, gives one direct communication with Infinite Intelligence.

– Napoleon Hill

I am a big fan of Napoleon Hill. 

His writings have had a huge impact on my life. 

He has much to say but more importantly if applied and put into persistent, daily action will yield powerful results. 

This is what happens during Centering Prayer. 

In faith we sit with God. 

With the use of our sacred word we ever so gently return to and open to the presence and actions of God within. 

You might also say we open to Infinite Intelligence or even the Universal Mind.  

And let God, Infinite Intelligence, the Universal Mind or whatever you wish to name it pray in us.

Imagine how this will impact your life over the long term if you practice Centering Prayer day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year. 

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.

Into the Silent Land: A Guide to the Christian Practice of Contemplation by Martin Laird

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

Think and Grow Rich: The Original 1937 Unedited Edition

 

 

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Contemplative Light offers courses on contemplative practices (Christian Meditation, Centering Prayer, The Examen, Lectio Divina, The Jesus Prayer), the Christian mystics (ancient and current) and spiritual writing. Peruse their wonderful offerings.

For over 2000 years men and women have set out for the hills, fields and mountains to become Monks – searching for happiness, freedom, peace, joy, balance, fulfillment, confidence, stability, passion and God.

Who says the rest of us can’t experience the same things?

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