Centering Prayer is a prayer of silence. It is a prayer without words and without thoughts. It is a prayer, however, that has the power to open us up to God in a way that allows God transform our lives.
Sometimes we are lost for words. The words we need just will not come. We are reduced to silence. Silence, however, can be eloquent. This can sometimes happen in our relationship with God when the words just dry up. We have to go beyond words and we have to listen. Centering Prayer is one way of doing this Centering Prayer is a non-verbal and non-conceptual, Christian method of praying. Ideas and words are not needed. As a prayer of silence, it draws upon the rich Christian heritage of contemplative prayer. It differs from some others forms of silent prayer in that it is a prayer of intention more than a prayer of attention.
The prayer has its roots in the wisdom saying of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew: “Whenever you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father is in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” (Mt: 6.6 NRSV)
Tuesday Evenings from 7:30 to 8:30pm (sessions start on 19th September 2017)
with Denis Gleeson
The Tuesday sessions are organised around a twenty-minute period of Centering Prayer and lasts for one hour. The evening includes some light refreshment. The meetings are facilitated by Denis Gleeson, a Christian Brother and a member of Contemplative Outreach Dublin.