Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is a modernized prayer method based on the intuitive prayer
rooted in Lectio Divina. It is a method of silent 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.
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.