This is the sentence I read on my Contemplative Outreach App as I begin my Centering Prayer sit.
Let’s not make it more complicated then it needs to be.
I use an interior image as my sacred word.
With my sacred image I open to the presence and actions of God within.
I open my heart to God’s love.
It is my time to sit with God.
And let God do with me what God wishes.
I do not run the agenda.
God is in charge.
I am okay with that.
So do not judge your sits.
Do not wonder how you are doing and if you are doing it right.
Just show up.
Open your heart to God’s love.
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