Contemplative Outreach of Portland

Centering Prayer – The Prayer of Consent


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Workshop: Introduction to Centering Prayer: Albany, Oregon

Centering Prayer is a receptive 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 adds depth of meaning to all prayer and facilitates the movement from more active modes of prayer – verbal, mental or affective prayer – into a receptive prayer of resting in God. Centering Prayer emphasizes prayer as a personal relationship with God and as a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with Christ.

The source of Centering Prayer, as in all methods leading to contemplative prayer, is the Indwelling Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The focus of Centering Prayer is the deepening of our relationship with the living Christ.

This workshop series introduces the method and history of Centering Prayer.

You will have opportunities to experience two sessions of the prayer during this workshop.


Date & Time:


February 16, 2019

9:00am to 1:00pm


Follow-up Sessions:

Six consecutive Tuesdays beginning February 19, 2019.

6:00pm to 7:30pm



St. Mary’s Parish

Blessed John Vianney Room

822 SW Ellsworth St.

Albany, OR 97321



$35 per person

(Paid at the door)



Contemplative Outreach Commissioned Presenters


Contact & Registration:

Jenny Brausch

(541) 971-1297



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