Centering Prayer: Change the World

Silence teaches us to show up.

We come to our silent sits in faith and trust.

(My silent sit practice is Centering Prayer.)

We come to our sits because we love God.

We trust that God knows best and will transform us into the person we are intended to be.

We show up.

We open to the presence and actions of God within.

We let God act in us.

God prays in us the actions we are to take into the world during our everyday life.

When we show up in silent prayer the transformation that happens to us is taken into the world.

We show up in the world.

We change the world.


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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

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

Moving from Stress to Joy by Nicholas Amato


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Practicing Spirituality with Quakers: The spiritual practice of silence is central to Quaker worship and life. It is something we desperately need in these strident times when noise pollution surrounds us and eats away at our peace. “True silence,” according to William Penn, “is the rest of mind, and it is to the spirit, what sleep is to the body: nourishment and refreshment.”

Practicing Spirituality with Henri J. M. Nouwen: Henri Nouwen was a Dutch Christian priest and world renowned spiritual guide and counselor known for the intimate candor of his writing and his blend of the social and political dimensions in his understanding of the Gospel. He stands alongside Thomas Merton as one of the truly versatile and immensely popular Western spiritual teachers of our time.

Prayer-Bracelet: It is believed that the Jesus Prayer was first used by the ascetic or hermit monks of the Egyptian desert, known as the Desert Mothers and Desert Fathers in the fifth century A.D.

The Divine Transformation: Essentials of Christian Mysticism:

Part I

  • The Examen
  • Centering Prayer
  • Lectio Divina
  • The Jesus Prayer
  • Christian Meditation

Part II of the course takes a close look at the tradition of Christian mysticism through both ancient and modern lenses using the practice of The Jesus Prayer as a jumping off point to illuminate the contemplative path in both theory and practice.

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