St.Stephen’s centering prayer group meets weekly on Wednesdays at 8:00 AM. Centering Prayer is a Christian approach to meditation where the individual sits in stillness to dwell with the Inner Divine for 20 minutes. When thoughts enter, one repeats a chosen word or phrase to return to non-thinking and quiet. If you would like to learn more about it, view the video below:
We use Thomas Keating’s book, Open Mind Open Heart as a guide. After 20 minutes of silence, we practice Lectio Divina with a short passage from scripture or Thomas Keating’s writings and end with prayer requests.
Everyone is welcome and no previous experience is required! We will begin with some training on the practice and it is very easy to learn.
To join on Wednesdays at 8:00 AM, click here.
Jamie Massa, our leader, has been practicing centering prayer since the 1990’s.