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Cultivating a Life of Prayer

A way to deepen our relationship with God — to open one’s mind and heart and whole being — to God.

Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is a method of prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer. It is an attempt to present the teaching of earlier times in an updated form and is a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with him. This prayer of silence allows us to respond to the Spirit of Christ by consenting to God’s presence and action within. It does not replace other kinds of prayer, but casts new light and depth of meaning on them.

Contemplative Prayer

Contemplative Prayer is the opening of mind and heart — our whole being — to God. Mature fruits of this prayer are a deeper caring response to the needs and rights of our human family and a deep respect for the integrity of all of God’s creation. It tends to build communities of faith and bond the members together in mutual friendship and love.

Centering Prayer Introductory Workshop

Saturday, March 9, 2024
8:30 am — 12:30 pm

And four follow-up prayer sessions from 6:307:30pm
• Thursday, March 14
• Thursday, March 21
• Thursday, April 4
• Thursday, April 11

Centering Prayer is a way for us to deepen our relationship with God — to open one’s mind and heart – our whole being – to God.

Cost: $25 (scholarships available)


Introductory Workshop

This workshop is designed for anyone who senses a call to be with God in all dimensions of life. We will explore how we pray, how to be attentive to and experience God’s presence and action within.

For those new to this form of prayer, the workshop covers the basics of Centering Prayer. For those already practicing centering prayer, it is a helpful refresher workshop.

The day consists of four teaching sessions and two periods of Centering Prayer.

Topics are:

• Prayer as Relationship

• Method of Centering Prayer

• Thoughts and Centering Prayer

• Fruits of Centering Prayer & Extending the Benefits into Daily Life

Books will be available for purchase.

Contact Doug Madsen for More Info