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Persistent Centering Prayer (Excerpt from my new book, Be Still and Listen) 10-08-2018

All relationships grow when given time. Give centering prayer as much time as you possibly can. Our relationship to the deepest aspects of ourselves (see Gen. 1:27)—our relationship with God, will take time. God’s love language is “quality time.” If we speak that language we will grow in intimacy with the One whom we instinctively long for more than life itself.


We may have to nix other worthwhile pursuits from our schedules, because living consciously and in harmony with self, one another, and the earth depends on it. If you do, I know you will discover that intimacy with God and the consolations of God that follow are the first things. Everything else is secondary. The Desert Elders knew this. We can know it too. The slow plodding of consistently practiced, daily silent prayer, especially in the beginning, is anything but scintillating. Yet, persistent prayer will lead to the everlasting Light!


Amazon is offering the kindle version of Be Still and Listen for $6.99.

Also by Amos Smith, Healing the Divide: Recovering Christianity’s Mystic Roots

Centering Prayer Course:  A Training Course for Opening to the Presence of God – Centering Prayer is a silent prayer practice that can move you toward a profound relationship with the Spirit of God within. It is a way of praying that opens the door to the Divine Indwelling—the ground of our being. With Centering Prayer, Father Thomas Keating and his colleagues Gail Fitzpatrick-Hopler and Father Carl Arico present the first online course in this method for deepening your intimacy with God and ultimately consenting to the presence and action of the Divine in all aspects of your life.

David Frenette’s book The Path of Centering Prayer re-energized the Centering Prayer tradition with its fresh insights and teachings. This companion audio program—created to be equally rewarding as a stand-alone guide—gives listeners an immersive resource to learn contemplative prayer, step by step and in the moment. With clarity and compassionate presence, Frenette explains the essential principles of this contemplative practice for both new and seasoned practitioners, and then guides us experientially through core prayers and meditations.

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BE STILL AND LISTEN: Experience the Presence of God in Your Life

ISBN: 978-1612618654
Dimensions: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Number of pages: 160
Publication Date: June 12th, 2018

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Healing The Divide: Recovering Christianity’s Mystic Roots

ISBN: 978-1-62032-365-6
Dimensions: 6 x 9
Number of pages: 316
Publication Date: March 29, 2013

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