Going into the inner room; opening to the Divine
Our twice-weekly Centering Prayer program is up and running . . . or rather, sitting and being still.
Larry Malick, a member of our community and experienced Centering and Contemplative prayer teacher, leads the one-hour sessions which begin at Noon on Mondays and 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays.
Centering Prayer is a method of responding to God's invitation to enter into a loving and intimate relationship. The practice prepares us to be open, available, and present to God's action and presence in the innermost recesses
of our being. It facilitates a process of inner transformation that is initiated by God and, as we consent, leads us to union with the Divine.
Cantering Prayer facilitates both the deepening of our personal relationship with God and release from the attachments that hinder the development of this relationship, through contemplation and the unfolding of the virtues
of faith, hope, and love. The fruits of Centering Prayer are naturally and gradually experienced in daily life through an increased ability to cheerfully love and serve God and neighbor.
To learn more about this practice, we invite you to watch the video featuring Father Thomas Keating (Click here to learn more about Fr. Keating and the Centering Prayer movement). Then join us at any of our sessions. We'll review the basics, sit for 20 minutes, share our experience on the spiritual journey, and support one another in the development of a regular habit of silent prayer. We look forward to seeing you there.
If you have any questions, please give Larry a call at (845)391-8890 or drop him a note at Larry@Ecclesia-Newburgh.org.