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Episode from the podcastLIFT Your Story

LIFT Your Story with Rich Lewis Author, Speaker, and Centering Prayer Coach

Released Wednesday, 15th September 2021
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What is Centered Prayer?

We had a great conversation with Rich Lewis who explained this.

Rich wrote a book called Sitting with God.  He says the book focuses on centering prayer and how it transformed him.

Having never heard of Centering Prayer, we asked if Rich could describe this to us.  He speaks to this, and it is interesting how he states that before a "sit" you have a sacred word.  And this brings you back to focus in the present moment to let go of all the other "clatter" in your life.

Rich shares about vulnerability, of crying through a sit, or letting go.  In a world where crying is still not fully acceptable, primarily in men, it was a nice sharing moment.

Rich said his main clients are brand new to Centered Prayer and need someone to keep them accountable. and then someone who has already been doing something, but wants to connect further, and then the third is Pastors and Ministers.  To this, we did discuss the heavy weight Pastors and Ministers hold and about suffering from "burnout".

You can find Rich's book at www.SilenceTeaches.com.

More about Rich:

Rich Lewis is an author, speaker and coach who focuses on centering prayer as a means of inner transformation. He teaches centering prayer in both his local and virtual community and offers one-on-one coaching. Rich’s newest book is titled, Sitting with God: A Journey To Your True Self Through Centering Prayer. Learn more about him at www.SilenceTeaches.com.

He publishes a weekly meditation, book reviews, and interviews on his site, Silence Teaches. He has published articles for a number of organizations, including Contemplative Light, Abbey of the Arts, Contemplative Outreach, EerdWord, In Search of a New Eden, the Ordinary Mystic at Patheos, and the Contemplative Writer. ​

Rich has been a daily practitioner of centering prayer since June 1, 2014. Centering prayer has been so life-giving and life-changing that he feels compelled to share his journey with others who wish to learn more. Rich resides with his family in Ambler, Pennsylvania. Learn more about him at www.SilenceTeaches.com.
Sitting With God
A Journey to Your True Self Through Centering Prayer by Rich Lewis

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