Contemplative Network® is a contemplative, interfaith, nonprofit organization. We share the methodology of contemplative Oneness Prayer and Centering Prayer, without words or dogma, through prayer groups, silent retreats, and other resources. We conduct medical research on the healing effects of prayer and offer ministries supported by that research.
"Be still and know that I am God."
WHAT IS CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER?
We may think of prayer as thoughts or feelings expressed in words. But this is only one expression. In the Christian tradition Contemplative Prayer is considered to be the pure gift of God. It is the opening of mind and heart — our whole being — to God, the Ultimate Mystery, beyond thoughts, words, and emotions. Through grace we open our awareness to God whom we know by faith is within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than choosing — closer than consciousness itself.
Most faiths have contemplative traditions. Contemplative Network looks to a future of interfaith contemplative prayer practice that recognizes the spiritual importance of silence in healing, and is actively pursuing interfaith dialogue at the board level, in attendance at conferences, and in pursuit of research. For updates on interfaith dialogue, contemplative prayer resources, research, ministries, and MORE, please SUBSCRIBE to our email list.