I will not die an unlived life,
I will not live in fear
of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
to allow my living to open me,
to make me less afraid,
to loosen my heart
until it becomes a wing,
a torch, a promise…
I had a beautiful time with God this morning – a time of total stillness and peace. I felt blessed by it and then was blessed further by this reading from Celtic daily prayer. These words describe my experience this morning, a sense of the Lord opening me and filling me with His peace.
We are all offered this opportunity to be still with God and in the stillness meet him and allow him to loosen our hearts and bring a lightness to us which allows him to be the light within that glows without offering the promise of a life eternal …
If you feel that this is something that you would like to do I use an app called the centering prayer and below is some information about how it can bless your prayer life.
“God’s first word is silence.”-Thomas Keating
Centering Prayer is a 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 casts a new light and depth of meaning on them. Centering Prayer is an ancient method of Christian prayer adapted for modern times by Fathers Thomas Keating, William Meninger and Basil Pennington.
The Centering Prayer application will support your daily prayer practice commitment. Beautiful and peaceful, the app includes an adjustable timer, as well as opening and closing prayer options that you may read before and after your silent prayer time. An assortment of sounds and backgrounds allow you to choose the type of environment you want to create for your prayer time. Brief instructions for learning Centering Prayer are also included.
Rev Helen Lambert