Ministry Leader: Ann Marie Reuter, 208-859-4585 or [email protected]
Our mission statement:
We come together in a group to foster the process of transformation in Christ in one another through the practice of Centering Prayer.
My name is Ann Marie Reuter and I am the ministry leader for the St. Mark’s Centering Prayer Ministry.
Our group began in 2000 with six amazing women who found Centering Prayer in a group a beautiful way to rest in God and grow in the gifts of the Spirit in their daily lives. The Idaho Chapter of Contemplative Outreach now has several groups throughout Idaho and the St. Mark’s group has grown to 15 active members. Very simply Centering Prayer is a way to “Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10. “The source of Centering Prayer, as in all methods leading to contemplative prayer, is the indwelling Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The focus of Centering Prayer is the deepening of our relationship with the living Christ. It tends to build communities of faith and bond the members together in mutual friendship and love.” (“The Method of Centering Prayer” pamphlet)
The Saint Mark’s Group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. The first half of the time we spend in education or spiritual reading/wisdom sharing; the second half of the time is spent in 20 minutes of silence – a Centering Prayer period. New members are always welcome, and a welcome packet is provided to new members.
To learn more: Visit the Contemplative Outreach web site at www.contemplativeoutreach.org
Read the book “Open Mind, Open Heart” by Father Thomas Keating