Centering Prayer: Be Still and Know God

Center Prayer is both a practice and a relationship with God. 

Centering Prayer helps us be still. 

It helps us to be still and know God. 

We learn how to be with God, ourselves and even others. 

We open to the great mystery, God, who is beyond our words, thoughts and emotions.

The mystery is that we search for God outside of us and God has been right here all along patiently waiting within. 

Yes you heard that.

God is within. 

It does not mean we are God. 

It means the image of God is within and waits to manifest in our outer world. 

I encourage you to try this different way to pray, wordless prayer rooted in Matthew 6:6.

(Don’t give up your other prayer forms.)

Centering Prayer is the entrance of a wonderful journey, to be still and know God. 

And see what happens when you open to God in a different and deeper way. 


P.S. Need help on this journey? Contact me. I can help you.


Go Further:

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

Centering Prayer by Cynthia Bourgeault: In this online retreat you will learn everything you need to know to get your own practice of Centering Prayer up and running — or if you’re an old hand, to learn some new approaches to refresh and reboot your practice.

Is Your God Big Enough? Close Enough? You Enough?: Jesus and the Three Faces of God  by Paul R. Smith

The Heart of Centering Prayer: Nondual Christianity in Theory and Practice  by Cynthia Bourgeault


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Part I of the course examines in-depth traditional practices of the Christian mystics, including:

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  • Centering Prayer
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