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
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Grab a mug from your cupboard, pour yourself a morning refresher, and join us as we leaf through the chapters of The Cup of Our Life ~ A Guide to Spiritual Growth, by beloved Sister Joyce Rupp. She explores how the cup is a rich symbol of life, with its emptiness and fullness, its brokenness and flaws, and its many blessings. It is a book that enriches our disciplined life of prayer.
Join us for eight weeks around the Bookshelf Circle as we take part in guided reflections, wisdom sharing, storytelling, and insights to spiritual practices that strengthen our relationship with God and with each other.
We start where we are and we move from there one sip at a time. Please make sure to have a cup that has some significance to you for this program.
The Bookshelf Circle meets Wednesdays for eight weeks from 10:00 - 11:30 am:
In our virtual existence, you will need to access a copy of the book The Cup of Our Life ~ A Guide to Spiritual Growth by Joyce Rupp from your favorite online bookstore, borrow it from a friend, or see if your local library has it. This is a good opportunity to support local and small businesses and thrift online bookstores during these times. Please contact us at email@example.com if you need any help ordering and accessing this beautiful read.
Your registration fees help advance the mission of Dominican Center. Through your program participation, you continue to support this transformational ministry of the Dominican Sister ~ Grand Rapids. Payment plans and scholarships available - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Prior to our first Bookshelf Circle, participants will receive an email with a Zoom link.
We invite you to join us as we Pray for All of US. Come together as neighbors, connected to one another 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. On this night before the Presidential Inauguration, when much peace is needed in our country, we ask that you join us in a prayer of peace and unity.
By using the link below, you will enter the Dominican Center Zoom waiting space. Participants will be greeted around 6:50 pm. Come early and please feel free to invite a friend or family member to join.
Pray for All of US link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87047517234