Sharing from the Heart about Centering Prayer

By Margie (10 minutes)

Introduction to Centering Prayer Program Free on YouTube

A global Centering Prayer Introductory Program was recorded the summer of 2020 and is available on the Contemplative Outreach YouTube channel. You can watch its five parts here. The recommendation is to watch one video per week. The program shares the method of Centering Prayer and offers support in making it a part of daily life.

Recommended Reading

The Spiritual Journey Video Series

by Thomas Keating - Free on YouTube

The YouTube playlist is a compilation of the lectures and presentations made by Abbot Thomas Keating, OCSO, in his lecture series titled "The Spiritual Journey," including his short talks and interviews. The series embodies the foundation and focus of his spiritual teaching, which is the spiritual journey that is to be undertaken by every individual human being. Click here to go to the YouTube site.

Lending Library

We have a library of books, DVDs and CDs available for loan to Centering Prayer groups and individuals. The books have been cataloged using Goodreads,

Click here for complete list of BOOKS.

DVDs and CDs are cataloged in Libib: Click here for a list of CDs and DVDs.

Resources can be borrowed, returned, and purchased at our Centering Prayer events, such as, the monthly Mornings of Prayer. Resources can also be returned via media mail to COHI c/o Carol Alevizos, 3563A Maunalei Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816. To request a particular item contact Carol at, or 808-739-5288.

Monthly COHI e-New Bulletins

Click here to view copies.

The Welcoming Prayer Method

Welcoming Prayer

The Welcoming Prayer is a method of consenting to God’s presence and action in our physical and emotional reactions to events and situations in daily life. The purpose of the Welcoming Prayer is to deepen our relationship with God through consenting in the ordinary activities of our day -- “consent-on-the-go.”

"Consent on the Go"

There are three movements of the prayer:

Feel and sink into

what you are experiencing this moment in your body.


what you are experiencing this moment in your body as an opportunity to consent to the Divine Indwelling.

Let go by saying:

“I let go of my desire for security, affection, control and embrace this moment as it is.”

Guided Welcoming Prayer Meditations

by Jonna (7 minutes)

Click here to listen

by Pululehua (20 minutes)