Centering Prayer Group Reactivates

Be still and know that I am God, Psalm 46:10. It’s harder than you think. But no pain, no gain.

The PraXis Centering Prayer Group is back in action after a long slumber. The group will now meet on Zoom (as we all do these days), every Wednesday at 6 pm, Pacific Standard Time. Details on this week’s sit HERE.

Those who practice or who want to learn Centering Prayer, or Christian Meditation
or other forms of contemplative prayer are welcome. This group may expand to cover other topics like fitness and diet as part of our wellness project called PraXis. Contemplation or any form of self-reflective prayer, such as certain Psalms, scripture readings, or practices like Lectio Divina, or the Examen, help deepen our relationship with God, while also helping us to observer our own thoughts and actions in life. In this way, we can feel where we are walking with God, and when and where we have fallen off the path. “Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you.” [2 Corinth. 13:5]

There are no denominational requirements or restrictions with this group. Open and welcoming. Practitioners are encouraged to attend church and have the support of their pastor, priest or spiritual director.

Prayer will last approximately 20 minutes. There will be a short orientation at the beginning. Then there will be time for a short discussion afterwards.

Go to this link for a PDF download on the basics of Centering Prayer.

Published by Cornelius Swart

Masters Candidate, Vancouver School of Theology

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