As winter is ending the Centering Prayer gatherings outside, the church door has opened to another sacred space! We will not be meeting as a group until the warm weather returns in late Spring or until there is a radical change in COVID, but we invite you to use the method in your private meditation. The opening of our sacred space at Holy Spirit gives us as individuals a great opportunity to "center" in the silence with God.
Centering Prayer has been around for centuries as a practice of meditation to be silent and open before God as an individual or as a group. If you are new to this mode of meditation, we assure you it is very simple. Take time to sit comfortably then take slow deep breaths to relax the body and the mind.
Then use a short reading, prayer or phrase to clear your mind and enter a "centering" silence. I like to use a part of Psalm 46:10. . . "Be still and know that I am God." If your mind begins to wander, return to a word or two from your phrase. Such as . . . "be still" or "I Am" or "know." Sit in this Holy silence for 15-20 minutes. This practice is a way of drinking from an ever present well of deep Peace.
If you have questions, please call Willie at 541-815-9609 or Jennifer at 406-880-1680.
Follow Centering Prayer Online
We do not want Centering Prayer to fade away and no longer be a part of the rich offerings for prayer and fellowship at Holy Spirit, so this is what we propose. You may continue to visit the Holy Spirit website and "sit" with the offerings by Jennifer that are saved for our use. April and May were on Facebook (Holy Spirit Episcopal Church Missoula) and June on YouTube (see direct links below).
View the June 5 Centering Prayer:
View the June 19 Centering Prayer: