Grace Van Vorst Meditation Group

This group practices Christian contemplation and centering prayer. We are meeting through Zoom until further notice. Go to the Online Events page for information. Everyone is welcome!

Below are links to information on centering and contemplative prayer, as well as links to other resources, and guided meditations. You may use the resources for group or personal prayer.

"May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise, and love. It is there for each and every one of us."

                                                                              - Saint Therese

Centering Prayer Information

Lectio Divina Information

PresenceTara Brach
00:00 / 18:38
Connection Beyond Distance read by Jane
00:00 / 13:55
Vegan Butter Meditation
00:00 / 13:06

Check out the following sites and meditations:


Ten Percent Happier has a Coronavirus Sanity Guide!

Ten Percent Happier Podcast on Meditating

Guided Meditation for Times of Pandemic by Tara Brach

A Calming Visualization in a Time of Fear and Anxiety by Sheryl Paul

The Mindful Movement, Meditations, Tips

The Center for Action and Contemplation

Davidji - Guided Meditations

Davidji - Series  of Meditations

The Chopra Center - Guided Meditations

Progressive Christianity

Mindful Teachings of Thich Nhat Hahn

"Prayer is not just a formula of words, or a series of desires springing up in the heart - it is the orientation of our whole body, mind and spirit to God in silence, attention and adoration. All good meditative practice is a conversion of our entire self to God."


                                                                      - Thomas Merton

Holy Spirit,

Spirit of love,

Spirit of discipline,

In the silence

Come to us and bring us your peace;

Rest in us that we may be tranquil and still;

Speak to us as each heart needs to hear;

Reveal to us things hidden and things longed for;

Rejoice in us that we may praise and be glad;

Pray in us that we may be at one with you and with each other;

Refresh and renew us from your living springs of water.

Holy Spirit, dwell in us that your light may shine through us,

And that in our hearts you may find your homeliest home

And endless dwelling.


                                                                         - Julian of Norwich

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