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Contemplative Outreach of DFW

Serving Dallas/Fort Worth & North Texas

Local Dallas/Fort Worth Area Prayer Groups

Dallas - St. Monica Monday Group

Dallas - St Monica Saturday Group

Dallas - Church of the Incarnation Monday Group

Fort Worth - St John the Apostle Group

Fort Worth - South Hills Christian Group

Grapevine - Center of Unity Group

Plano - Prince of Peace Group

Richardson - St Joseph Group

Rockwall - First Presbyterian Church Group

Weatherford - All Saints Group

Coffield - Coffield State Prison Group

Quiet the mind
Be still
And watch the breath of God
Rise and fall
In all things.
Allow God’s breath
To be your breath;
Allow God’s nature
To be your nature.

The nature of God
Is to love and be loved;

Your desire to love creates intention,
Intention focuses attention,
Attention illuminates understanding,
Understanding manifest forgiveness,
Forgiveness is the fountainhead
of Love.

Intend to be Love
And know death for what it is:
The inbreath of God.

The Tao of Healing,
Haven Trevino

While Centering prayer (Christian meditation) is done privately most of the time, the weekly gatherings as a group are a time of sharing and supporting one another.  It is a means of accountability, an enormous encouragement to “keep going.” 

Many centering prayer groups follow the format of two periods of Centering Prayer with a short meditation walk in between and one period for the practice of Lectio Divina in the ancient monastic tradition.

The prayer group is also a means of continuing education.  Many view videos or review books by Thomas Keating and other contemporary spiritual leaders. The Spiritual Journey video series by Thomas Keating is an important guide for all on the Christian contemplative spiritual journey

The groups listed below are open to any person currently practicing centering prayer as well as anyone who is interested in or new to this form of prayer.  All faith traditions and beliefs are welcome.

“We wait patiently; in silence, openness, and quiet expectancy; motionless within and without. We surrender to the attraction to be still, to be loved, just to be.” Thomas Keating

For further information about a prayer group,
contact the group facilitator or





Sandy Guancial, Coordinator
Contemplative Outreach of DFW
P.O. Box 752
Rockwall, Texas 75087

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Prayer Groups -- Greater Dallas/Fort Worth Metropolitan Area

It is recommended that you contact the facilitator before attending a prayer group for the first time.  Sometimes the prayer group may be cancelled by the facilitator due to a holiday or personal schedule.

To send an email to a Facilitator, please click on their name in the Facilitator column.





6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Presbyterian Church of Rockwall
First Conference Room (next to church office)

602 White Hills Dr, Rockwall, TX  75087

Sandy Guancial

Phone, 1-972-722-6029


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Church of the Incarnation


3966 McKinney Av, Dallas, TX  75204

Nicki Gurley & Ann Lee

Phone, 214-417-7417 or

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

All Saints Episcopal Church
St Mary's Chapel

123 S Waco St, Weatherford, TX  76086

Dotty Hillis &
Katherine Lincoln

7:00 pm

South Hills Christian Church

Youth Room

3200 Bilglade Rd, Fort Worth, TX  76133

Kay Johnson

Phone, 281-773-3845


6:30 pm

The Center of Unity Church
Ring doorbell if the front doors are locked.
1650 Hughes Rd, Grapevine, TX  76051

Mark & Dawn Morris
817-891-1419 Mark
817-793-2281 Dawn


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Prince of Peace Catholic Community
Brides Room
5100 Plano Parkway West, Plano, TX 75093

Steve & Karen Wilkes

Phone, 214-448-7984


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

St Joseph Catholic Church
Room 151PC
600 South Jupiter Rd, Richardson, TX 75081

Sandy Guancial

Phone, 1-972-722-6029


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Coffield State Prison
Meets in Chapel
Tennessee Colony, TX 75884

Visit the DFW Chapter's Prison Outreach Page

Dennis McCain


9:00 am - 10:30 am

St. John The Apostle Catholic Church
Formation Center, Hall C, Room 12 & 12A,
just northeast of school
4101 Frawley Dr, North Richland Hills, TX 76180

Tom Uhler
Phone, 817-874-2894

9:00 am

St Monica Catholic Church
Family Center, Room 217
9933 Midway Road, Dallas, TX 75220
Directions to St Monica Church,

Sandy Guancial
Phone, 1-972-722-6029


For further information about centering prayer groups,
meeting schedules and special events in Fort Worth,
visit the Fort Worth Chapter website.

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