Kyrie Centering Prayer Index

Centering Prayer (also referred to as the Prayer of the Heart) is the prayer described by the anonymous author of the spiritual classic, "The Cloud of Unknowing". This  prayer has been rediscovered in our time by Cistercians Frs. William Meninger, Basil Pennington and Thomas Keating. Centering Prayer is one of the contemplative prayer forms St. John of the Cross describes as “the practice of loving attentiveness”.

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Origins of Centering Prayer
(Basil Pennington)

Guidelines for Centering Prayer

Explanation of the guidelines (Thomas Keating)

On the use of the prayer word (Basil Pennington)

On the distraction of thoughts (Thomas Keating)

Centering Prayer and spiritual companioning (direction) (Thomas Keating)

Extending the effects of Centering Prayer into daily life. (Thomas Keating)

A meditation on Centering Prayer (Thomas Keating)

Centering Prayer: further reading and links

Date this page was last modified: 05/10/08

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