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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

It is recommended that you contact the facilitator before attending any prayer group for the first time.
Either call by phone or send an email (click on their name in the Facilitator column).

In-Person Prayer Groups

Day/Time and Description



Monday, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Lectio Divina & other Contemplative Practices

Contact Sandy for current meeting schedule

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 1305 Damascus Rd
Rockwall, TX  75087
Martha & Mary Room

Sandy Guancial

Phone, 972-722-6029

Monday at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Centering Prayer

Church of the Incarnation

meets in Chapel

3966 McKinney Av, Dallas, TX  75204

Nicki Gurley

Phone, 214-417-7417

 or 214-417-5218

Monday at 7:00 pm

Centering Prayer

University Christian Church

2720 S University Dr, Fort Worth, TX  76109

Scott Buie

Phone, 817-235-2033

Thursday at 4:30 pm

Centering Prayer

Meets in Home
Denison, TX

Paula Perkins

Phone, 903-647-3252

First Sunday of month at 6:00 pm

Centering Prayer

Center of Unity Church

Prayer Room

1650 Hughes Rd.
Grapevine, TX 76051

Mark & Dawn Morris

Phone, 817-891-1419

Online Centering Prayer Groups

Important:  contact group facilitator for zoom link

Day/Time & Description

Origin City


Tuesday at 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (CST)

Centering Prayer & Lectio Divina

Plano, TX

Steve & Karen Wilkes

Phone, 214-448-7984

Thursday at 11:00 am to 11:30 am (CST)

Centering Prayer

Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Dallas, TX

Susan Witten

Phone, 214-909-6743

Thursday at 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm (CST)

Centering Prayer

Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Dallas, TX

Susan Witten

Phone, 214-909-6743

Thursday at 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm (CST)

Centering Prayer & Compline (evening prayer)

Dallas, TX

Deborah Corcoran

Phone, 214-827-2977

Saturday at 8:00 am to 9:00 am (CST)

Centering Prayer & Lectio Divina

Rockwall, TX

Sandy Guancial

Phone, 972-722-6029



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

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