Centering Prayer

“Be still and know that I am God.”  ~Psalms 46: 10

A small community gathers for the Centering Prayer service on Thursdays at 2 in the basement “chapel”.  The contemplative liturgy includes meditative prayer, short meditative songs in the Taize style, and scripture reading.  The prayer part of the service involves stillness and quietness in order to make room for God’s presence and voice within us.  It is similar to meditation in other traditions, but comes out of centuries-old Christian practice.  A shorter version of the service takes place on Sunday mornings at 9:45 in the upstairs of the church.

If our prayer times do not work for you, talk to the priest regarding what time does work.  It only takes three of us to start another group!

The weekly gathering can be a support to your own daily practice, if you have one.  More information can be found on the Contemplative Outreach website.

Some Taize-style songs for your own centering:

Come and Find the Quiet Centre

Bless the Lord, My Soul

Take, Oh Take Me as I Am