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Centering Prayer – A Different Voice by Kate Muris & Chuck Schaller

By August 26, 2021June 3rd, 2022No Comments

We live in a cacophony of noise these days, noise that is unwelcome, unsettling, unedifying.

Centering Prayer offers a different voice… the still, quiet voice of God. Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God” calls us personally and as community to sit in silence to hear the voice of God or at least feel His presence. God’s voice is a different voice. It is one that offers comfort, peace, and hope.

Centering Prayer at St. Michael’s is a time to sit, be still, and know that God is God. God is there in the silence with each of us. He is there in our twenty minutes of quiet time, a time of rest in God. We let our own chattering voices and worry and “to do lists” fade away in silence. 

Centering Prayer at St. Michael’s is also a time to allow our voices to be heard. After our short time of silence, we offer a time of Lectio Divina (the divine, living word) which is a practice of spiritual reading, meditation and conversation. The Sunday Gospel is read three times by three different voices. After each reading there is silence, and then questions are posed about the reading: What did you hear? What does it mean to you? How does it challenge you? Each voice offers an individual interpretation, both valued and treasured. And we hear God is speaking to us through each other.

We invite you to come hear a different voice and to hear and ponder in community how the living word is relevant in your life. Please join us on Zoom the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month from 6:45 to 8:30 pm.

 

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