I Don’t Know When To Practice Centering Prayer

When should you practice Centering Prayer?

Listen to what your life tells you.

Are you a morning person?

You seem to get your best work done in the morning.

Take your first sit before you begin your day.

Does it take you a while to feel awake and moving?

How about before lunch?

Sit and then eat your lunch.

You have had a long day.

You need to decompress.

Sit before dinner.

What is my point?

Listen to what your life tells you.

Structure your silent sits around the ebbs and flows of your life.

If life changes, change when you do your sits.

Don’t stop your sits.

Just move them where they best belong.


P.S. Need some help with your practice? Contact me about my coaching. I can help you.


Go Further:

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

Holy Silence  by J. Brent Bill

The Loving Search for God: Contemplative Prayer and the Cloud of Unknowing  by William Meninger

Invitation to Love 20th Anniversary Edition: The Way of Christian Contemplation  by Thomas Keating


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