“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 2.4

We've been working hard to make this app better.

In this release we've updated some booklets in the Book Store and made minor UI changes including a slightly changed app logo. The new version fully supports iOS 14.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
883 Ratings

883 Ratings

Springle12 ,

Great app

I love this app. It’s a wonderful accompaniment to my practice. The prayers are beautiful. I use it daily!

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

Amy VG ,


This app is very helpful keeping track of the time. I love the prayers at the beginning and end. And you can choose from alert sounds. Highly recommend.

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


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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