Sat, Mar 25|
Centering Prayer Saturdays
Come, Sit, Be in Silence: In the Presence of God Beyond Words
Time & Location
Mar 25, 2023, 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM CDT
About the Event
You're invited to join us for Centering Prayer, every Saturday morning. In this contemplative practice from the Christian tradition, we sit silently in the presence of the Great Mystery – God, or Spirit as you understand and experience it. The group is open to spiritual seekers of all faiths and spiritual orientations. Centering Prayer is a way of praying that leads in time to the experience of contemplative prayer, a resting in God beyond thoughts and words. It is similar in some ways to Eastern meditation forms such as mindfulness meditation but is set in a Christian context. This group has an interspiritual orientation and is open to all. We invite you to enter the Divine Presence with us.
New to Centering Prayer? These resources may be helpful:
Contemplative Outreach Chicago (the Chicago chapter of Contemplative Outreach)
Contemplative Outreach Ltd (the international home of Centering Prayer)
9:15 - 9:25am: A Brief Introduction to Centering Prayer (first Saturday of the month only)
9:30am: Centering Prayer
9:55am: Intercessory Prayers (you may leave before Intercessory Prayer if you wish)
Centering Prayer Saturdays is offered on a donation basis ($10 suggested)
Register Now for Centering Prayer Saturdays (Zoom link provided after registration)
Bill Epperly is the host of Centering Prayer Saturdays. He is a long-time practitioner of Centering Prayer and has been authorized by Contemplative Outreach to teach the Method of Centering Prayer to others. Bill is a spiritual director and spiritual life coach and teaches courses in mindfulness and integral life practice at DePaul University. He is on the Board of Sacred Ground Chicago and is a long-time member of Chicago Area Spiritual Directors. He is also a teacher of the Trillium Awakening path to embodied spiritual awakening. His hobbies include gardening, camping and cooking.