Take twenty minutes of silent Centering Prayer to pause and relax, consenting to the presence of God. Let the healing work of God take place in you.
Read Exodus 3:7-12. Listen for a word that grabs you. Ponder what it tells you. Consider how you are called to service. Pray for the wisdom and courage you need. Rest assured in the promise that God is with you.
—J. David Muyskens, Sacred Breath: Forty Days of Centering Prayer (Upper Room Books, 2010)
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[God] said [to Moses], “I will be with you; and this shall be the sign for you that it is I who sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall worship God on this mountain.”
—Exodus 3:12 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
This week we invite you to practice Centering Prayer:
1. Choose a sacred word as the symbol of your intention to consent to God’s presence and action within.
2. Sitting comfortably and with eyes closed, settle briefly, and then silently introduce the sacred word as the symbol of your consent to God’s presence and action within.
3. When engaged with your thoughts [which includes body sensations, feelings, images, reflections], return ever so gently to the sacred word.
4. At the end of the prayer period, remain in silence with eyes closed for a couple of minutes.
Submit your prayer to The Upper Room.
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