“God’s first word is silence.”
Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship. Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer; rather it casts a new light and depth of meaning on them. Centering Prayer is an ancient method of Christian prayer adapted for modern times by Fathers Thomas Keating, William Meninger and Basil Pennington.
The Centering Prayer application will support your daily prayer practice commitment. Beautiful and peaceful, the app includes an adjustable timer, as well as opening and closing prayer options that you may read before and after your silent prayer time. An assortment of sounds and backgrounds allow you to choose the type of environment you want to create for your prayer time. Brief instructions for learning Centering Prayer are also included.
It is recommended you practice being in relationship with God through Centering Prayer twice a day for 20 minutes to begin with.
We've been working hard to make this app better.
In this version we introduce a new user interface language, all prayers have been translated for French speaking users. We've also updated some internal libraries and added support for iOS 15.
Ratings and Reviews
Helped me through University
I found this app when I was at Uni and it helped me to slow my mind down and spend time with God. I’m not Catholic so I don’t resonate with all the prayers, but I have found enough to help me create a sacred space to connect with God wherever I am.
I express my gratitude for the way this app has been set up, allowing me to choose readings and prayers as I prepare for, participate in and conclude time in contemplative prayer. It’s inviting and provides a simple structure and process to be with God and God’s creation. Blessings on all who participate in Centering Prayer and the earth community that is touched by those who meditate. 🙏
So easy to use and such a range of prayers and scripture to help my centering prayer. The sounds to start and finish are excellent too. Just need to let them ring through a little longer as the abrubpt sound finish isn’t conducive to the beginning of meditation
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- 106 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 12.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip or later.
English, French, Spanish
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