Be flexible with your centering prayer sits.
This past Sunday I felt anxious and nervous.
I did not set the timer for 20 minutes this time.
(I use the Contemplative Outreach app.)
I decided to turn on the stopwatch feature on my phone and just sit.
I was going to sit until I felt it was time for me to get up.
My sit ended up being 40 minutes.
I needed this longer sit!
It refreshed me.
It calmed me down.
It allowed me to release the anxiety.
If you too are feeling anxious and out of sort, I challenge you to sit with the intention of getting up when it is time to get up.
Surrender and trust God.
Give God the time needed to work in you.
Here is my newest review of Sitting with God: “What I like best is how accessible the writing is. I am a master catechist of preteens, and I have suggested this book for the families to explore together, and many have come back to thank me for the recommendation. Rich touches on complex issues, we all know deep in our hearts, and the way he lays it out, unites all of us, as we are on a similar journey. Praises for his authentic sharing on how we can grow closer in relationship with God. I try to sit with God every day, and this has helped. Thank you, Rich.”
You can check out Sitting with God here.
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I am currently reading Be Your Future Self Now: The Science of Intentional Transformation by Benjamin Hardy.
“You need a simple practice to help you, a way of opening to the gift of God. A good contemplative practice makes you more present to the divine presence in you and aligns your actions with the divine action in you.”
Essential principles and guided practices of Centering Prayer, taught by David Frenette.
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