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Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is a method of meditation that creates space to simply sit in the presence of God, cultivating a deeper relationship with God. For more information about this practice, see the Introduction to Centering Prayer video below. 

FUMC holds monthly gatherings for people to learn how to “do” centering prayer, discuss how their practice is going, and then share in a 20-minute “sit”, or meditation time. These gatherings meet on the first Wednesdays of the month from noon-1:00pm in the sanctuary (the first 10 minutes are devoted to instruction for beginners), or the second Sundays of the month following 10:00 worship in Coy Hall. All are welcome, and there is no commitment. Questions? Contact Pastor Lee at lee@fumcloveland.com.

During specific seasons of the church year, such as Lent and Advent, or other special times, you will find weekly videos posted here too. These videos give a short devotion or prompt, then open the meditation time for you to do on your own. 

Pastor Lee also recommends these additional resources:

Contemplative Outreach of Colorado has many classes, retreats, local groups, and articles. Click here to be taken the website.

Click here for a centering prayer app.

Book Open Mind, Open Heart by Father Thomas Keating, or any of his books.