The Welcoming Prayer is a method of consenting to God’s presence and action in our physical and emotional reactions to events and situations in daily life. The purpose of the Welcoming Prayer is to deepen our relationship with God through consenting in the ordinary activities of our day. The Welcoming Prayer helps to dismantle the emotional programs of the false-self system and to heal the wounds of a lifetime by addressing them where they are stored — in the body. It contributes to the process of transformation in Christ initiated in Centering Prayer.
This Nine-Month Course enables one to practice contemplative living according to one’s own lifestyle. Formation is offered in contemplative prayer, lifestyle and activity through:
¨ Deepening our experience of Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina, the Active Prayer, Logging, the “Welcoming Prayer” Practice and Spiritual Reading
¨ Nurturing the contemplative dimension of one’s lifestyle by exercising discernment, simplicity, forgiveness, integrity and commitment.
Contemplative Outreach Northwest announces:
Welcoming Prayer: An Introduction and Deepening
Fran Perry, certified by Contemplative Outreach to teach Welcoming Prayer, is facilitating a half day offering on Welcoming Prayer. This half day event will include input from Fran, reflections, time for practicing Welcoming Prayer as well as questions and responses. Those new to Welcoming Prayer as well as those desiring to deepen their Welcoming Prayer practice are most welcome to join us!
The Practice of Welcoming Prayer Workshop
May 11, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Seating is limited. Refreshments provided.
The Welcoming Prayer is a prayer practice of attending, letting go, and surrendering to God in the present moment of daily life. It is based on the teaching and wisdom of Fr. Thomas Keating and the 18th century workAbandonment to Divine Providence by Jean-Pierre de Caussade.
The workshop is presented by members of the Contemplative Outreach of Phoenix for those with a Centering Prayer practice.
Taste and See: Ancient Practice Sampler
Offered by Patty Forsberg, Nebraska Contemplative Outreach and Contemplate Lincoln. $45. Registration includes lunch and the Welcoming Prayer Praxis book. From 9am to 3pm. To register, visit https://nebraskacontemplativeoutreach.org/welcoming-prayer-workshop/ or Patty at email: email@example.com
Welcoming Prayer Intro Workshop offered by Contemplative Outreach of Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky at Xavier University. Everyone is welcome to attend this workshop led by Mary Dwyer; long-time friend and student of Fr. Thomas Keating.
REGISTRATION: JOHN ORR JPO@CINCI.RR.COM or 513-417-7126
More information can be found on the flyer below under "Additional Information."
Welcoming Prayer Workshop with Mary Dwyer
SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2019
9 A.M. TO 4 P.M.
REGISTRATION AT 8:30 A.M.
WOODLAWN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
2612 12th St. N.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST INCLUDED
Suggested Donation $25.00 (cash or ck)
To Register: email Tony Merger at firstname.lastname@example.org
Contemplative Outreach of Lexington invites you to a Welcoming Prayer Introductory Workshop, led by Mary Dwyer, Saturday, March 16, 9:00 am-4:00 pm. We will meet at Christ Church Cathedral, 166 Market Street in downtown Lexington, Kentucky. Bring a sack lunch and join us! Suggested donation of $25 payable to Contemplative Outreach of Lexington (CO-Lex).
For more information, please see the flyer below under "Additional Information."
Welcoming Prayer Workshop
10 AM - 3 PM
St Gabriel Catholic Church
3016 Providence Road
The Welcoming Prayer addresses the question, "when my Centering Prayer time is over, what is my next step?". The class will provide you the opportunity to learn and experience a prayer practice that allows you to transform your response to both the challenges and ordinariness of everyday life. In short, the opportunity to make choices free of the false self system, responding from a stance of freedom rather than fear.