Prior to March 2020, Zion's had a Centering Prayer group that met weekly, and while we had hopes of restarting it when Covid-19 struck, that program was delayed until now. Rita Burton will be facilitating the Centering Prayer program beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, May 12, in the Fellowship Hall. This workshop is open to our entire community, all are welcome!
Contemplative prayer is a key component of Centering Prayer and is centuries old, practiced by all of the world’s principal religions. It represents a desire to have God draw us closer into a relationship. As we grow closer to, and come to better know God, we gradually let go of who we think we are, to become who we truly are. It is both a relationship with God and a discipline to deepen that relationship. It requires only the intention to grow closer to God.
Centering Prayer proceeds from a Judeo-Christian tradition, but can be practiced by anyone. It is designed to be simple in its practice designed to help people develop a relationship with God, with one another and with their true self.
Centering Prayer is also beneficial as a means to spiritual healing from personal trauma, addiction, and the “slings and arrows” of daily life. The practice itself is very simple and requires only an individual’s intention and commitment. If you have questions, please contact Rita Burton.