Prayer Groups

Supporting Centering Prayer Practitioners…

At the heart of the Chapter are the various Centering Prayer groups across the area. Each Centering Prayer group has at its core the practice of a 20 minute Centering Prayer session. The groups spend the rest of the hour or hour and a half in reading a passage from scripture or related books, viewing a segment of a Fr. Thomas Keating video, engaging in Lectio Divina (a contemplative method of reading the scriptures), discussing certain texts or books important to the participants and ending with prayer requests (of course, not all at the same meeting!).

If you wish to start a new Centering Prayer group, please let us know. A facilitator could attend the group the first time, if you wish, and we would continue our assistance as needed.

A listing of the prayer groups we know of are below. If you’d like to have your prayer group added to the list, please let us know.

The Church of Conscious Harmony
Group meets in Theosis Chapel, under the sanctuary.
7:00 – 7:30 am via Zoom.
30 minutes of Centering Prayer to start the day. For the Meeting ID, please contact the church or call 512-347-9673.
Lake Travis Area 
Group meets in various members homes in Lakeway
7:00 – 8:00 pm  via Zoom. For the Meeting ID, please contact:
Marcia Dilly
Hill Country Centering Prayer Community Group meets at a home in Dripping Springs on the 3rd Monday of the month (Sept 16th at 301 Grand Prairie Circle). 7:00-8:30 pm
3rd Monday of the month
Sharon Clark-Eastham
Myra Sutherland
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
(The group meets in McCord Hall, room 202)
7:35 pm David Johnson
Cedar Park First United Methodist Church
(Group meets in the sanctuary)
7:30 – 8:30 pm via Zoom.For the Meeting ID, please contact: Steve Hamman
First United Methodist Church – Georgetown
University Ave.
Group meets in Room 301
10:00  – 11:00 am via Zoom.For the Meeting ID, please contact: Nancy Marsh 

St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church
Annex Chapel
10:00 – 11:00 am Roberta Murray
St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church – Salado 1:30 – 2:30 pm Vicki Joy McClure
First Baptist Church of Austin 6:00 – 7:00 pm Jane Lowrimore
St. Michael’s Episcopal Church 6:30 – 7:30 pm via Zoom. For the Meeting ID, please contact:
Phyllis Blees 512-426-1266
Unity Spiritual Center Pflugerville
Group meets at the church/home office in Round Rock near Donnell Drive and High Country off of SH45. Pls call 512-323-6688 for directions.
7:00 – 8:30 pm Madelyn Test
First Baptist Church of Austin 6:15 – 6:35 pm
(Virtually this Summer)
Joe Smith
512-660-7927 (text)
First United Methodist Church– Boerne, TX (Jones Chapel) 4:55 – 6:30 pm via Zoom.For the Meeting ID, please contact: Chaplain Jenny Russell
St. Richards Episcopal Church – in the Church Nave 6:30 pm Fr. Stuart
In various homes in South-Central Austin
(email for specifics)
7:00 – 8:30 pm via Zoom every other Weds Joe Gieselman
The Seton Cove Spirituality Center 9:00 – 9:45 am Daniel Hope
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church – Waco 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm Elizabeth Smith
  Megan Henderson
The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
Group meets in the church
5:30 – 6:15 pm Shannon Preston
The Baha’i Center of Round Rock 6:30 – 7:30 pm Reed Amadon
St. Catherine of Siena, ATX 3:00 – 4:00 pm  Marianne Metzner
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church – 2128 Barton Hills Dr
(Contemplative Prayer Group meets in Grace Chapel.)
8:15 am
Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church 9:30 – 10:30am
Phil Haag
University United Methodist Church
Room S-201 in the Sanctuary Bldg.
9:45 – 11:00am
via Zoom.
For the Meeting ID, please contact:
Jan Reed
All Saint’s Episcopal Church
209 W. 27th St. – Upstairs in the Education/Office building
4:45 – 6:00 pm
via Zoom.
For the Meeting ID, please contact:
Betsy Aylin 

Note that we also have several Contemplative Church Services in the area.