Worship, Prayer & Sacraments
Centering Prayer is a contemporary method of daily practice opening us to the gift of contemplation by consenting to the Holy Spirit's presence and action in us and in daily life. Contemplation is the prayer of interior quiet traditionally defined as "resting in God." Centering Prayer is entry level contemplation, a form of the "prayer in secret" mentioned by Jesus in Matthew 6:6.
Regular practice of this prayer, combined with living a life grounded in the teachings of Jesus and Holy Scripture, leads to a process of inner purification and transformation initiated by grace. This mysterious inner process brings us gradually closer to God, removing the obstacles in us to divine union as we awaken to our life in Christ.
Local Centering Prayer Groups
- Holy Family Cathedral Education Center, Anchorage
(1st & 3rd Saturday 2:00-4:30 pm)
- Saint Mary's Episcopal Church Library, Anchorage
(2nd & 4th Saturday 10:00am-1:00pm)
- Holy Cross Church, Anchorage
(2nd Wednesday evenings)
- Our Lady of the Angels, Kenai
- United Methodist Church, Chugiak
For information Centering Prayer locations contact Kess Frey at 338-2894 or e-mail email@example.com
Centering Prayer Events
An introductory workshop will be presented Saturday, June 17th, 9:00 am-3:30 pm on Elmendorf Air Froce Base. For information contact Michelle Kim at 334-5817.
Click for Information on
- Method of Centering Prayer by Thomas Keating
- Contemplative Outreach Web Site
- The Daily Office - Morning & Evening Prayer [English & Spanish]
- Parish Locations and Liturgy Times
- Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
- Mass Postures to be observed within the Archdiocese