Centering Prayer 4+

Contemplative Outreach

Contemplative Outreach Ltd.

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 1K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



“God’s first word is silence.”
-Thomas Keating

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.

What’s New

Version 2.5.2

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

4.8 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

pdlRWE ,

Centring Prayer app

I have used this app for several years and have found it to be extremely helpful. There is the possibility of choosing an opening and ending writing, be it scripture, psalms, words from Father Keating or from others. As well you can choose an opening and ending sound, eg. chimes or the sound of rainwater. In both cases you can select nothing. Finally you can choose the length of time of your sitting which frees you from worrying about whether or not you are finished. Oh yes, you can also choose a background. What more could you ask for?

WuzzyWu ,

Great Bowl

Having the timer and a magic bowl ring to begin and end the prayer takes away the shock of a regular alarm.

revlmb ,

Love this app!

I use this app every morning. Love that it offers different scriptures and prayers and that I can set the time for silence. This app shapes my prayer in a way that brings fruit every single day. I wouldn’t be without it

App Privacy

The developer, Contemplative Outreach Ltd., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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