You Don’t Have to Feel Like Practicing Center Prayer to Practice Centering Prayer

“I don’t feel like practicing Centering Prayer. “

You don’t have to feel like practicing Centering Prayer to practice Centering Prayer.

The gesture or posture during this prayer is to “let go”.

When you sit in the silence of Centering Prayer you let go of not wanting to practice Centering Prayer.

You open to the presence and actions of God within.

You let God pray in you.

You don’t worry about how you feel before you entered your sit.

Because you let it go.

You simply sit with God.

And let God act in you.

That is it.

Don’t judge your sits.

Just show up and


God has a way of transforming you over time.

So next time you don’t feel like sitting,

Just show up




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


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.

Becoming an Ordinary Mystic: Spirituality for the Rest of Us  by Albert Haase, OFM

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

The Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices for the Journey Within  by Christine Valters Paintner


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