Yesterday I previewed the classic book Waiting on God by Andrew Murray. The YouTube video below is actually an audio recording of the book. If you don’t have time to read, this is a great way to make your way through this wonderful book. I listen to books on audio almost every day while cleaning house or driving in the car. Happy listening! Blessings…

 

 

Take a few minutes and enjoy this lovely video of Fr. Jeremy Driscoll, OSB of Mount Angel Abbey and Seminary in  St. Benedict, Oregon. Fr. Driscoll beautifully explains the meaning and history of The Liturgy of the Hours. Composed of Psalms, canticles, antiphons and prayers, The Liturgy of the Hours finds its historical roots in the ancient and venerable prayer of the Jewish synagogue.


You may be unfamiliar with the practice of Centering Prayer. It is very similar to meditation, but rather than focusing on emptying our mind in the stillness, Centering Prayer brings our relationship with God to the center of our inner stillness.

As a recovering addict, I have found centering prayer quite helpful especially in time of stress, when dealing with triggers and so forth. It is a valuable practice for any one interested in pursuing a more contemplative lifestyle.

I encourage you to take a few minutes and watch this excellent introduction to the contemplative practice of Centering Prayer. Father Keating is wonderful to watch and listen to. I hope you will be as blessed by his teaching as I have.

Father Thomas Keating, the founder of the Centering Prayer movement, is an author, teacher and monk who has worked for many years to foster understanding among the world’s religion. A member of the Cistercian Order in the Benedictine tradition, Father Keating lives at St. Benedict’s Monastery in Snowmass, Colorado.