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.

Daily
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.
Mondays
Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church7:30 – 8:00 am via ZoomFor the Meeting ID, please contact:
Nancy Herlin
512-784-2627
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
512-944-0631
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
(The group meets in McCord Hall, room 202)
7:35 pm David Johnson
512-404-4860
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
512-970-7789
Tuesdays
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 
512-863-9181
St. Ignatius Martyr Catholic Church
Annex Chapel
10:00 – 11:00 am Roberta Murray
512-288-5621
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
512-294-7884
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
7:00 – 8:30 pm via ZoomValerie Cary
512-323-6688
Wednesdays
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
423-504-4949
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
Thursdays
The Seton Cove Spirituality Center 9:00 – 9:45 am Daniel Hope
512-451-0272
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church – Waco 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm Elizabeth Smith
254-753-4501
The Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd
Group meets in the church
5:30 – 6:15 pm Shannon Preston
512-476-3523
The Baha’i Center of Round Rock 6:30 – 7:30 pm Reed Amadon
713-478-0759
Fridays
Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church7:30 – 8:00 am via ZoomFor the Meeting ID, please contact:
Nancy Herlin
512-784-2627
St. Catherine of Siena, ATX 3:00 – 4:00 pm  Marianne Metzner
512-203-5460
Saturdays
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church – 2128 Barton Hills Dr
(Contemplative Prayer Group meets in Grace Chapel.)
8:15 am
Sundays
Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church 9:30 – 10:30am
Phil Haag
512-495-6008
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
512-478-9387
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 
512-695-4431

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