Weekly Tips on Centering Prayer
Rich Lewis shares a short teachings on Centering Prayer on this website every Tuesday, as well as other content related to the Christian Contemplative tradition. His teachings are always friendly and accessible.
God does not wish that we live alone in the world. We need someone who will listen to us. I enjoy when I share my day with my wife or a friend. I also like to listen. I love to hear my children explain the activities they performed during their day.
At home I sometimes light a candle before I begin my sit. When I center with my nine year old son that is usually part of our routine. My son loves to watch me light the candle. This signifies the beginning of our time together as father and son. This begins our silent time with God.
Last October I attended a weekend retreat at the Bethany Retreat Center. Father William Meninger led the retreat. He shared The Cloud of Unknowing and Saint John of the Cross….
A second sit will refill your resorvoir.
In this week’s tip, drawing upon the work of Thomas Merton, Rich explains why we can’t judge our practice by the way we feel.
In this week’s tip, Rich suggests the best way to start your day is with a morning sit. Learn why.
Contemplative Light is so pleased to announce that Rich Lewis will begin sharing weekly tips on our blog to help our readers deepen their centering prayer practice.
Rich Lewis w/ Fr. William Meninger
Centering Prayer Coach| Contributor, Contemplative Light
Rich has been a daily practitioner of Centering prayer since June 1, 2014. Centering prayer has been so life giving that he feels compelled to share it with others who wish to learn more. As he puts it, “I cannot keep it to myself!” His new book, Sitting with God: A Journey to Your True Self Through Centering Prayer, is now available.