The Welcoming Prayer Invites Resurrection
The Journey Inward
Last updated 4/21/2021 at 4:18pm
Though there were others who developed a Welcoming Prayer tradition within the Centering Prayer movement, Father Thomas Keating, a Benedictine monk, penned the version that follows:
“Welcome, Welcome, Welcome.
I welcome everything that comes to me today because I know it’s for my healing.
I welcome all thoughts, feelings, emotions, persons, situations and conditions.
I let go of my desire for power and control.
I let go of my desire for affection, esteem, approval and pleasure.
I let go of my desire for survival and security.
I let go of my desire to change any situation, condit...