Ministry of the week: Centering Prayer

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By Marilyn Dressel

Psalm 48, “Be still then, and know that I am God.”

Psalm 62, “For God alone my soul in silence waits; from Him comes my salvation.”

centering prayer 2Centering Prayer holds a space available to God as a free gift of our love.  It is a time of surrendering our hearts to Jesus.  The Centering Prayer Community meets each Wednesday from 11 am to 12 noon in the meditation room on the Lower Level.  The hour is divided into Centering Prayer (sitting in silence) and Lectio Divina, which is reading, reflecting, responding, and resting in God’s Word.

Centering Prayer is a “wordless prayer.”  Its emptying oneself of words and thought and sitting quietly in God’s love and presence.  The Centering Prayer Community offers a Quiet Day in November for the parish to join us at Waldheim Retreat House on Old Mission Peninsula.

On the first Saturday in Advent, the Centering Prayer Community offers an Advent Quiet Morning for the parish and community of Traverse City.  This is a time of stillness through silence, prayer, scripture, mediation, with Grace Harmony leading the community in Taize singing.  Please join us in our time of silence, being still, alone, empty.  Let your God look upon you.

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