Prayer is a loving exchange with God. When we learn to receive the gift of Gods presence, through loving silence, we are able to develop our personal relationship with Him. One way to receive this gift is through centering prayer, traditionally known as contemplative prayer. This type of prayer enables us to rest in God, leading to a more intimate relationship with Him.
Our support group meets for a period of Silent Centering Prayer, followed by Lectio Divina. the reading and meditation on the Gospel, sharing and book study. Past book readings have included Thomas Merton New Seeds of contemplation, Jean- Pierre De Caussade Sacrament of the Present Moment, and the Cloud of Unknowing. We are currently reading Thomas Keating Intimacy with God.