By Chris Misun, Meridian, Miss.
The Episcopal Church of the Mediator in Meridian, Miss., will be hosting a workshop in September focused on Centering Prayer, a method of prayer traditionally referred to as contemplative prayer.
According to the Mediator’s website, it describes Centering Prayer as, “facilitating the movement from more active modes of prayer, verbal, mental or affective prayer, into a receptive prayer of resting in God.”
The Reverend Tom Ward will conduct the workshop. He has been an Episcopal priest in the Mississippi and Tennessee area for over thirty years. Over the past nineteen years he has been practicing Centering Prayer, attending prayer retreats as well as staffing them.
Katy Watkins, Assistant to the Priest for Ministries, at Mediator says about the workshop that, “its an opportunity for the people who are unfamiliar with Centering Prayer to have a good introduction to it.” She also says for those acquainted with Centering Prayer, “its an opportunity for them to deepen their experience.”
Who: The Episcopal Church of the Mediator
What: Centering Prayer Introductory Workshop
Where: Episcopal Church of the Mediator, 3825 35th Ave, Meridian, Miss., 39305
When: Friday, September 21, 2012 – 6:00 pm CDT until
Sunday, September 23, 2012 – 12:00 pm CDT