At Contemplative Outreach of New Mexico our primary purpose is to teach the method of Centering Prayer and to offer practices that bring its fruits into daily life.
The Four Guidelines of 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 silently introduce the sacred word as the symbol of your consent to God's presence and action within.
3. When engaged with your thoughts (including 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 minutes.
Two periods of 20 minutes per day is recommended.
“Be still and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10
Event: Wednesday Evening Centering Prayer over zoom.
Each Wednesday at 5 p.m. Mountain Time. Contact email@example.com to receive the link.
Events: Our in person event at Bishops Ridge in Santa Fe on May 14, 2022 has been cancelled due to fire danger in northern NM. We will have a zoom morning of prayer on May 14, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The link will be sent to everyone on our email list.