FMC Centering Prayer


What is Centering Prayer? – Centering Prayer is a method of 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. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.

Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer. Rather, it adds depth of meaning to all prayer and facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer – verbal, mental or affective prayer – into a receptive prayer of resting in God. Centering Prayer emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God and as a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Him.

Schedule – Sundays from 9:10 to 9:30 am at the Dore Parish Center Room 309. Centering Prayer follows in chapel (when chapel is unavailable, we stay in Room 309) from 9:30 to 9:50 am.

Questions? – Please call Jack at 708-227-2109. We will gather every Sunday, same time, same place.