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Contemplative Outreach of DFW

Serving Dallas/Fort Worth & North Texas

Local Dallas/Fort Worth Area Prayer Groups

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 manifests 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

Contact the group facilitator or Sandy for further information about the prayer groups listed in the tables below,

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

Telephone: 972-722-6029 or Email Sandy

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Prayer Groups -- Greater Dallas/Fort Worth Metropolitan Area

Attention.  During this period of the COVID-19 pandemic, some of the area centering prayer groups are not meeting in person.  In the tables below, those prayer groups are designated as "NOT ACTIVE".  The groups that have resumed meeting in person are designated as "ACTIVE".  Prayer group status may change over the coming months.  Facilitators may require participants to be fully vaccinated.

It is recommended that you contact the facilitator before attending any prayer group for the first time.
To send an email to a Facilitator, please click on their name in the Facilitator column.

In-Person Prayer Groups

Day/Times Location



7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Church of the Incarnation


3966 McKinney Av, Dallas, TX  75204

Nicki Gurley

Phone, 214-417-7417

 or 214-417-5218

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

Not Active

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

Active (starts 8-3-21)

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

Not Active

St Joseph Catholic Church
Room 151PC or 125PC (check monitors in hallway)
600 South Jupiter Rd, Richardson, TX 75081

Sandy Guancial

Phone, 1-972-722-6029


4:30 pm


St Mary's Catholic Church
Meets in St Anne's Place, a house across the street from St Mary's historic church.
727 S Travis St, Sherman, TX 75090

Paula Perkins

Phone, 903-647-3252


9:00 am - 10:30 am

Not Active

St. John The Apostle Catholic Church
Music Room, Family Life Center (Follow signs after entering Family Life Center), 7341 Glenview Dr, North Richland Hills, TX 76180

Tom Uhler
Phone, 817-874-2894

9:00 am - 10:30 am

Not Active

St. Thomas the Apostle (Episcopal Church of)
South Room
6525 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75209

Effective September 8, 2018

Sandy Guancial
Phone, 1-972-722-6029

Active Online Centering Prayer Groups

Important:  contact group facilitator for link to access the online group





8:00 am CST - 9:00 am CST

Rockwall, TX

Sandy Guancial

Phone, 972-722-6029


7:00 pm CST- 8:30 pm CST

Plano, TX

Steve & Karen Wilkes

Phone, 214-448-7984



For additional information about centering prayer groups in the Fort Worth area,
please visit the Fort Worth Chapter website

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