We may think of prayer as thoughts or feelings expressed in words. But this is only one expression. In the Christian tradition Contemplative Prayer is considered to be the pure gift of God. It is the opening of mind & heart –our whole being – to God, The Ultimate Mystery, beyond thoughts, words, and emotions.
Centering Prayer is a method designed to facilitate the development of Contemplative Prayer by preparing our faculties to receive the gift. It is an attempt to present the teaching of earlier times in an updated form. Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer; rather it casts a new light and depth of meaning on them.
Centering prayer is done in silence, one sits for 20 minutes twice a day, with no thoughts. A sacred word of choice is used when thoughts travel through the brain, and help one to return to the silence. The focus of centering prayer is the deepening of our relationship with the living Christ.
A centering prayer group meets at St. James Monday evenings from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Contact Jacky Lowe at 954-684-5450 for further information.