Centering Prayer: Open My Heart to God’s Love


On workdays, my first centering-prayer sit is at 5:45 a.m.

I always feel some anxiety after I wake.

Then I retreat to the basement, light a candle, and sit on a couch.

It wakes me up. The anxiety fades.

It fills me with interior peace and energizes me for the day.

I use the Contemplative Outreach phone app. The timer is set for twenty minutes.

I read the opening prayer.

I have selected, “Open my heart to Your love.”

That is all I want to do.

I want to forget me and open my heart to God’s love.

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