“God’s first word is silence.”

-Thomas Keating

Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God's presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship. Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer; rather it casts a new light and depth of meaning on them. Centering Prayer is an ancient method of Christian prayer adapted for modern times by Fathers Thomas Keating, William Meninger and Basil Pennington.

The Centering Prayer application will support your daily prayer practice commitment. Beautiful and peaceful, the app includes an adjustable timer, as well as opening and closing prayer options that you may read before and after your silent prayer time. An assortment of sounds and backgrounds allow you to choose the type of environment you want to create for your prayer time. Brief instructions for learning Centering Prayer are also included.

It is recommended you practice being in relationship with God through Centering Prayer twice a day for 20 minutes to begin with.

What's New

Version 2.1

- Bookstore is available again after some break
- Bookstore layout improvements basically for iPad
- improved content for some prayers
- several minor fixes and improvements
- better support for iOS 10

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

70 Ratings

70 Ratings

Centring prayer


I love this app. I use for scripture reading, intercession as well as centring prayer. So I just set it and follow it two or three times. I relax and centre into God much better when I know the time frame, but I find the time I set is never enough. It is easy then to continue on in my own time, or reset it, or adjust it. As I'm a beginner at centring prayer it is like having a spiritual guide with me each time I use it.

Great app


Thanks. I am not a Christian but it still works for me. I too would like to be able add my own "prayer" or wise words from the many gurus.
This app is simple and easy to use. Wonderful.

Perfect prayer support


This is exactly what I needed to support my Centering Prayer practice. I love the personalisation options too. Thank you so much. Prayers and blessings on you and your work.


Contemplative Outreach Ltd
64 MB
Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014-2017 Contemplative Outreach Ltd.
In-App Purchases
  1. Silence & Solitude: Wherein Wisdom Dwells $14.99
  2. Faith: An Advent Companion $14.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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