First and Third Tuesdays of the Month at 6:30 p.m. in the Church

We all recognize that communication is a two-way street. We also recognize that healthy relationship requires effective, two-way communications between the parties. Our relationship with God is no different. Prayer is the primary means of communication between us and God. But what generally happens is that we do all the talking and don’t give God a chance to get a word in edgewise.

Centering prayer is an ancient method of prayer that is designed to allow God to have an opportunity to speak to us, and in the process, to allow us to connect with God, which provides the deepest kind of refreshment. As Thomas Keating, one of the great masters of contemporary Centering Prayer notes, “Centering prayer is not a way of turning on the presence of God. Rather, it is a way of saying, ‘Here I am.’ The next step is up to God.”

We gather on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the church to practice and explore the ancient discipline of Centering Prayer. Time for Centering prayer is set within the context of a simple Evening Prayer service. Following the worship/practice session, we have the opportunity to discuss our experience of Centering Prayer (if so desired).

A wonderfully informative introductory brochure on Center Prayer, produced by Contemplative Outreach, is available here.