Centering Prayer is a popular method of meditation and places a strong emphasis on interior silence. The name was taken from Thomas Merton’s description of contemplative prayer as prayer that is centered entirely on the presence of God. Although the modern movement of Centering Prayer owes much to the Trappist monks of Spencer, Massachusetts in the 1970’s, including Father Thomas Keating. The genesis of this type of prayer of the hearts, as it is known, traces its roots back to the early Desert Fathers and Mothers and to works such as The Cloud of Unknowing and the writings of St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross.
Centering Prayer, is offered Tuesday mornings 11am - 12:45pm. Centering Prayer is a prayer of deep silence, and we also enjoy sharing thoughts on readings on spirituality. To join call facilitator Cynthia Jones at 405-314-9550 or email to [email protected].