Resting in God: An Introduction to Centering Prayer

St Andrew's, Richmond

236 South Laurel Street 
Richmond , VA 23220
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Please join us in the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Chapel on April 21 from 10:00 a.m. to noon for an introduction to Centering Prayer. Contemplative Outreach, the leading organization promoting Centering Prayer provides the following description of this simple way of prayer:

Centering Prayer is a receptive method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.

Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer. Rather, it adds depth of meaning to all prayer and facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer - verbal, mental or affective prayer - into a receptive prayer of resting in God. Centering Prayer emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God and as a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Christ.

The workshop will include an introduction to the method, including "how to"instructions; a twenty minute "sit" and discussion of the experience. We will also share resources available to help us continue to practice in daily life. All are welcome.

St. Andrew’s is located at 236 South Laurel Street, Richmond, VA 23220. Parking is on street or in the lot across from the church at Laurel and Idlewood. For questions, please call the office at St. Andrew’s at (804) 648-7980 or email