Introduction to Centering Prayer

Jun 18, 2019

Understanding the Essence of Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is a transformative practice that allows individuals to deepen their spiritual connection and cultivate inner peace. At Global Learning Preschool, we believe in the power of centering prayer to foster mindfulness and personal growth in children and adults alike.

What Is Centering Prayer?

Centering Prayer is a contemplative practice rooted in ancient Christian traditions. It is a method of prayer that invites individuals to silence their minds and open their hearts to the presence of God. Through this form of prayer, individuals can experience a profound sense of peace and connection with the divine.

The Benefits of Centering Prayer

Engaging in regular centering prayer offers a multitude of benefits for individuals of all ages. Here are some of the key advantages of incorporating this practice into your daily life:

  • Enhanced focus and concentration
  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Increase in self-awareness and self-acceptance
  • Improved emotional well-being
  • Deepened spiritual connection

How to Practice Centering Prayer

To begin your journey with centering prayer, follow these fundamental steps:

  1. Find a quiet and comfortable space where you can practice without distractions.
  2. Sit in a relaxed position with your back straight and your feet on the ground.
  3. Choose a sacred word or phrase that resonates with you and represents your intention to connect with the divine.
  4. Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, and gently introduce your sacred word or phrase as a focal point of your attention.
  5. Allow thoughts, emotions, and sensations to arise, but gently let go of them by returning to your sacred word or phrase. Embrace a state of non-judgmental observation.
  6. Continue this practice for a designated period of time, typically 20 minutes.
  7. When you are ready to conclude the practice, take a few moments to sit quietly and gradually bring your attention back to the present moment.

Deepening Your Centering Prayer Practice

As you become more comfortable with centering prayer, you can explore various techniques to deepen your practice and foster a more profound connection with the divine. Here are some suggestions:

  • Attend workshops or retreats led by experienced teachers to gain insights and guidance.
  • Journal about your experiences and reflections during and after each centering prayer session.
  • Read books and materials that offer different perspectives and insights on centering prayer.
  • Engage in community-based centering prayer groups to share and learn from other practitioners.
  • Experiment with incorporating centering prayer into your daily routine and observe the impact it has on your overall well-being.


At Global Learning Preschool, we encourage individuals of all ages to explore the transformative practice of centering prayer. By integrating this powerful technique into your life, you can cultivate inner peace, deepen your spiritual connection, and enhance your overall well-being. Begin your journey with centering prayer today and experience the profound benefits it offers.

Richard Hamel
Fascinating insight into the transformative power of centering prayer.
Oct 14, 2023