Centering Prayer is a receptive method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God’s presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.
Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer. Rather, it adds depth of meaning to all prayer and facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer – verbal, mental or affective prayer – into a receptive prayer of resting in God. Centering Prayer emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God and as a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Christ.
Read the brochure Method of Centering Prayer to understand how Centering Prayer works.
Watch the video “What is Centering Prayer and How Do We Do It” to get a brief introduction to Centering Prayer.
For more information visit the Centering Prayer web site.
Centering Prayer Mobile App available for iPhones and iPads (iOS 7+) and Android phones.