Voices 27: Wendy Sweetman, South Africa

Voices of Grace & Gratitude are joyful expressions of grace and gratitude from the worldwide community of Contemplative Outreach for the gift of Centering Prayer in their lives and its meaning for all creation. During this year of celebration of the 30th anniversary of Contemplative Outreach, a new video will be presented every Monday. May they serve to lift your hearts.

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Centering Prayer changed everything for me. It took away all my fears, and it helped me to understand that all the emotions – the anger, the irritability, impatience, intolerance – were coming from that fear inside of me.  And so, as the fears waned, then the patience and tolerance increased.  I became more me, or perhaps, I should say, the way God intends me to be.


La Oración Centrante cambió todo en mi. Me quitó todos los miedos y me ayudó a comprender que todas las emociones – la ira, la irritabilidad, la impaciencia, la intolerancia – provenían del miedo que había en mi. Y así, a medida que los miedos desaparecían, la paciencia y la tolerancia iban en aumento. Me he tornado más yo misma, o quizá debería decir, más de la forma en que Dios quiere que sea.