A central component to discernment in the exercises of St. Ignatius, this practice helps us gradually learn to attend to our everyday experience and to notice our response to that action.
This practice is a way to receiving the word of God through your entire being, rather than reading one more scripture that sticks in your mind, but not your heart.
Imaginative prayer is meeting God through the use of our imagination and the five senses as we participate personally in the many stories of Scripture, particularly the Gospels. We enter the story personally, rather than read about the person(s) many years ago.
Centering prayer is essentially letting go and resting in God. It is also the practice of “releasing” and “receiving” which is a powerful act and a holy pastime.
The Welcoming Prayer is a powerful path for connecting the inner consent of Centering Prayer with the outer requirement of unconditional presence in daily life.