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Centering Prayer

June 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

This gathering is intended and has been designed for all LCG members regardless of your experience with this prayer practice.  Before participating, please become familiar with the practice of Centering Prayer by downloading the brochure from the Contemplative Outreach website. 

Go To:  ContemplativeOutreach.org, Practice, Centering Prayer, scroll down to Getting Started and continue scrolling down to The Method of Centering Prayer and download the brochure. 

Topic: Centering Prayer
Time: Jun 8, 2021 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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 A Reading from The Cloud of Unknowing
How This Work of Contemplation Is To Be Done
Chapter 3, Page 40

“The measure of love is to love without measure.”  St. Bernard of Clairvaux

This is what you are to do: lift your heart up to the Lord, with the gentle stirring of love desiring him for his own sake and not for his gifts. Center all your attention and desire on him and let this be the sole concern of your mind and heart. Do all in your power to forget everything else, keeping your thoughts and desires free from involvement with any of God’s creatures or their affairs.

What I am describing here is the contemplative work of the spirit. It is this which gives God the greatest delight. For when you fix your love on him, forgetting all else, the saints and angels rejoice and hasten to assist you in every way. Your fellow man are marvelously enriched by this work of yours, even if you may not fully understand how; the souls in purgatory are touched, for their suffering is eased by the effects of this work; and your own spirit is purified and strengthened by this contemplative work more than by all others put together. Yet for all this, when God’s grace arouses you to enthusiasm, it becomes the lightest sort of work there is and one most willingly done. Without his grace this work is very difficult.

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Date:
June 8
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
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Organizer

Ray Palmer