During centering prayer I ever so gently let go of all the barriers and obstacles that are between God and me.
I sit naked before God.
I let all of God’s Presence sit with me and shine directly upon me.
I let God do whatever God wants to do within me.
I let God work in me without analysis or evaluation.
Perhaps this means God will fill me with love, healing, wisdom, confidence, insight, or mental or physical strength.
Or perhaps God will simply fill me with more “contemplative eyes.”
By this I mean the ability to be more open, to not be so quick to judge right versus wrong, to let things be.
To hear an opinion different from mine and consider new things.
To simply say “yes” to life and all it offers.
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Centering Prayer Course: A Training Course for Opening to the Presence of God: Centering Prayer is a silent prayer practice that can move you toward a profound relationship with the Spirit of God within. It is a way of praying that opens the door to the Divine Indwelling—the ground of our being. With Centering Prayer, Father Thomas Keating and his colleagues Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler and Father Carl Arico present the first online course in this method for deepening your intimacy with God and ultimately consenting to the presence and action of the Divine in all aspects of your life.
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