On several days this week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday) from 12 to 12h30, there will be group Centering Prayer hosted by our church online on Zoom. The Zoom link to the group Centering Prayer is: https://zoom.us/j/763491947
“Centering Prayer is a receptive method of Christian 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.” Centering Prayer is silent prayer for around 20 minutes, often done in a group setting. It can feel very similar to a silent group meditation. The purpose is to provide a space where we very simply consent to the presence and action of God within each of us: to help us be entered and indeed find the center. It is way to quietly receive from God as opposed to ask Him for things. Its positive effects are often felt over a period of time. Anybody can join at any time. It’s not complicated. No prior experience needed. More details about Centering Prayer here: https://www.contemplativeoutreach.org/centering-prayer-1
Note: To protect the safety of this virtual space, when you join the meeting you will be placed in a virtual “waiting room” for a few seconds and admitted to the meeting by the meeting organiser. If it is your first time, you may be asked by the moderator to identify yourself. The silent part of the meeting will start at 1.05 pm and after that time it won’t be possible to add people to the room.
A message from André about his experience with the centering prayer sessions: