Centering Prayer Guidelines

 

1. Choose a sacred word as the symbol of your intention to consent to God's presence and action within you. Examples of possible sacred words are Abba, Jesu, Mary, Love, Yes, Shalom, etc.



2. Sit comfortably with your eyes closed. Settle briefly and silently, to yourself, introduce the sacred word as the symbol of your consent to God's presence and action within.



3. When you become aware of thoughts, sensations, feelings--any perception whatsoever--return ever-so-gently to the sacred word.



4. At the end of the prayer period, remain in silence with eyes closed for a couple of minutes.

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