Centering Prayer is a modernized prayer method based on the intuitive prayer rooted in Lectio Divina. It is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience the Divine’s immanent presence with us. Centering Prayer is grounded in relationship with God, through Christ, and is a practice to nurture that relationship.
Centering Prayer complements and supports other modes of prayer — verbal, mental, or affective prayer — and facilitates resting in the Divine Presence. Centering Prayer offers a way to grow in intimacy with God, moving beyond conversation to communion.
As Thomas Keating emphasizes, the source of Centering Prayer, as in all methods leading to contemplative prayer, is the Indwelling Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The focus of Centering Prayer is the deepening of our relationship with the living Christ. The effects of Centering Prayer are ecclesial, as the prayer tends to build communities of faith and bond the members together in mutual friendship and love. (source: https://gravitycenter.com/practice/centering-prayer/)
Gatherings Held Via Zoom
By using the link below, you will enter the Dominican Center Zoom waiting space. No registration required.
Participants will be greeted around 11:50 am. Come early and please feel free to invite a friend or family member to join.
Centering Prayer link : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82042706178
NEW TO ZOOM?
As polls close on this historical 2020 Election Day, join the village at Dominican Center in a virtual gathering and as a community of faith for an election night peace prayer vigil. During our time together, we will call on the wisdom from a Cloud of Witnesses who continue to inspire us and invite us to live nonviolently and to work for peace always. As votes are casts and as people stand in long lines, we pray for safety and just voting practices. We come together as neighbors, connected to each other by our common humanity, grounded in our faith in God and in the belief in the common good. Come as you are to pray, to reflect, and to be together as community. Should you find yourself standing in poll lines, Zoom in from your phones.
Dominican Center village dedicates this evening to Sister Ardeth Platte, OP, a justice preacher (1936-2020) who continues to inspire us to be peace, live with peace, and work for peace.
LOOK FOR AN EMAIL: You will receive an email from Dominican Center with a Zoom link after you register.