The Origins of Centering Prayer
But whenever you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father who is hidden. And your Father who sees from the hidden place will reward you.
Matthew 6:6 – International Standard Version
This instruction from Jesus, reported in St. Matthew’s gospel, comes just before Jesus gives to His disciples the prayer we now know as The Lord’s Prayer. Centering Prayer is a way of finding that private space within us, opening that “hidden place” completely to God, inviting His presence and His action into every area of our lives.