The Welcoming Prayer
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To welcome and to let go is one of the most radically loving, faith-filled gestures we can make in each moment of each day. It is an open-hearted embrace of all that is in ourselves and in the world. - Mary Mrozowski
The Welcoming Prayer is an embodied practice for consenting to God’s presence and action in our physical and emotional reactions to events and situations in daily life. It welcomes the Holy Spirit into the particular pain we experience, whether physical, emotional or mental. The Welcoming Prayer, like Centering Prayer, is designed to help us allow the Divine Therapist to remove the obstacles that keep God’s all-powerful grace from flowing in and through us and out into a world in desperate need. It provides a means for moving deeper into trust and intimacy with the living God that Jesus experienced.
Part I of the workshop will explore how The Welcoming Prayer addresses the human condition, and will introduce the prayer and offer an opportunity to experience the prayer.
Part II will explore the Prayer in greater depth, offer a second practice session, and discuss how to bring the practice of The Welcoming Prayer into daily life.
A regular practice of Centering Prayer is recommended as a prerequisite for this workshop.
Presenter: Ten years ago, Jack Dierks began practicing Centering Prayer and the Welcoming Prayer. In 2017 he completed training and is now a commissioned presenter of the Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop. Drawn to the Welcoming Prayer, he has completed training and is eager to share it with others. Jack is a member of the Leadership Team of the Contemplative Outreach of Southeast Wisconsin chapter, responsible for organizing and offering Introductory Workshops on Centering Prayer. Jack is a retired teacher.
No registration fee is required; donations gratefully accepted ($20 suggested).
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Registration is due by February 11th.
Zoom information will be sent by email the day prior to the workshop.