“Nothing in all creation is so like God as stillness.” -Meister Eckhart
When we sit with God in stillness, we open ourselves to the mystery of God. Centering Prayer involves weaving an environment of prayer and is an act of resting in God. It is Trinitarian in its source, Christ-centered in its focus, and ecclesial in its effects, that is, it builds and strengthens the community of faith. Learn how to practice Centering Prayer here. Before beginning this prayer, choose a sacred word as the symbol of your intention to consent to God’s presence and action within. There are many sacred word possibilities; a few examples are: Jesus, Love, Peace, Listen, and Shalom.
“Be still before the Lord, and wait patiently for him.” Psalm 37:7