Welcome to the Time of Quiet

On Wednesday mornings at 9:00am at the Fort Langley site, a small group gathers for a time of Centering Prayer. The group begins with the singing of a bowl, followed by the lighting of the Christ candle, and a short musical centering. Scripture, poems or spiritual text is read, as we prepare for 20 minutes of silence in the practising centering prayer together. After our time of silence, we share in prayers for ourselves, for others and for the world.

About Centering Prayer from centeringprayer.com:

Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer. Rather, it adds depth of meaning to all prayer and facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer — verbal, mental or affective prayer — into a receptive prayer of resting in God. Centering Prayer emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God and as a movement beyond conversation with God to communion with the Divine as we understand it.

This small group chooses a book regularly as a basis for learning more about meditation and prayer practices in the Christian tradition. This group is open to anyone who wants to learn more about contemplative prayer practices

Join us and find stillness in the midst of your busy week! All are Welcome.

During the Covid 19 pandemic, the group members continue the practice at their homes with suggested readings/prayer materials provided for self-practicing.

To learn more about Centering Prayer, please contact Elaine Chatwin using the form below.

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