August 15, 2022

Centering Prayer back

The Centering Prayer group is not currently meeting due to the pandemic.
Contemplative Prayer

We may think of prayer as thoughts or feelings expressed in words.  But this is only one expression.  Contemplative prayer is considered to be the pure gift of God - the opening of mind and heart - our whole being - to the Ultimate Mystery, beyond thoughts, words and emotions.  We open ourselves to God, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than choosing, closer than awareness itself.

Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is a method designed to facilitate the development of contemplative prayer by preparing ourselves to receive this gift.  It is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer; rather it casts a new light and depth of meaning on them.  It is at the same time a relationship with God and a practice to foster that relationship.  For more information see this brochure from Contemplative Outreach.

A Centering Prayer Group meets weekly at 6:30 pm on Monday nights at Dayspring Silent Retreat Center.  For more information contact Catherine Gibson, 301-972-4038,

If you have questions about Centering Prayer contact Ron Barnett, 240-401-3068,