Let God Be God

Centering Prayer teaches us to let God be God.

For that matter any contemplative practice will do that.

Find the one that works best for you.

Try to practice it daily.

Dig deep in this well.

See where it takes you.

Rather than define God or think we have him, or her or spirit figured out, it is so much nicer to just sit with God.

Be with God.

Open to God.

Let God hold you.

Love you.

Transform you.

Let God be God.


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4 thoughts on “Let God Be God”


  2. Thank you Rich, this really helped me.

    My images and ideas of who God is have been changing so much I find it hard to sit, my mind would flit about trying to make sense of it all and trying different methods, sacred symbols, trying to find the “best” way (which I know is against the rules of good meditation 🙂 ).

    This just reinforces my need to return to simple receptive centering prayer.

    Thank you.

    1. Martin

      I am so glad this helped you!

      Yes! I like how you say return to simple receptive prayer.

      Thanks for popping by.

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