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Centering Prayer Introductory Series (ONLINE)
September 27, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm$85
Centering Prayer Online Introductory Series
First meeting Sunday September 27, 2020, 1-5 pm (Pacific time zone)
Follow up meetings: Sundays October 4, October 11, & October 25, 1-4 pm (Pacific time zone)
Cost: $85 for the series of four sessions (First Session only, $40)
“Be still and know that I am God.”
Are you feeling a desire to deepen your prayer or to learn about the Christian contemplative path?
This online introduction to Centering Prayer includes instruction, group practice, and opportunity for discussion and questions.
Centering Prayer is a method of prayer which prepares us to more fully receive the gift of God’s presence. This is traditionally called contemplative prayer. Contemplative prayer is the opening of mind and heart–our whole being–to God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond thoughts, words and emotions. Centering Prayer facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer–verbal, mental, or affective prayer–into a receptive prayer of resting in God. It emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God.
Marty Badgett has been practicing Centering Prayer for the past 25 years. He has facilitated introductory workshops, retreats, and days of prayer for many years. He is currently the Northwest Bay Area Contemplative Outreach coordinator.
Catherine Regan, Ph.D. is a spiritual director, retired psychologist, and adjunct staff member at Mercy Center, primarily serving on the Centering Prayer team. She has a special interest in fostering contemplative practices so urgently needed at this time in our world.
Joy Andrews Hayter, Ph.D. is a spiritual director dedicated to fostering Centering Prayer and other contemplative practices that help us become aware of God’s ever-present love. As a scientist, she sees in the physical world an expression of that love.
To register for this program, please go to
www.mercy-center.org or call 650-340-7474.