Centering Prayer Meditation Zoom Link 2 February 2021
Our reflection this week uses some inspirational words and poetry on prayer from Isobel De Gruchy in her book – Making all Things Well, based on the writings of fourteenth century mystic, Julian of Norwich. We are mindful that prayer and the contemplative tradition of meditation are synonymous…Isobel reminding us that, prayer begins with God giving us the desire.
- She says, ‘rightful’ prayer is for the thing that is God’s will and to his glory. It continues as we give ourselves more and more to God and it ends in our being more united with God, as we confidently trust the outcome. One of her poems expresses this beautifully:
I want an answer, Lord.
I want to change the world.
I get an answer.
‘All I’m going to change is you.’
Lord, change me.
1 Thessalonians 5: 17-18: Pray without ceasing, gives thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
As you begin to relax now in body and mind, slow your breathing, and enter your meditation, centering your prayer, allow yourself to breathe in the Spirit, breathe out your soul to God… For God has heard you, and has your request on his heart.
Love and every blessing
Making all Things Well – finding spiritual strength with Julian of Norwich – p 72 – 75.
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Remember to watch an introduction to Centering Prayer Meditation with Kathryn. You can see it here
Let us know how you are finding this time – we always like to hear from you😊
Peace and health at this time
Irene & Damien