“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 2.2

We've been working hard to make this app better.
This build contains several improvements and fixes. Now it fully supports iOS 11 & 12

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
374 Ratings
374 Ratings
Doovs ,

A great app for Centering Prayer

This is a wonderful yet simple app designed for people who practice Centering Prayer. The timer is very practical to ease you in and out of the silence. Thank you.

MenachemShaul5747 ,


This app is not a Christian app, this is new agism guising itself as Christian!

STVZhou ,


I wish the prayers were read out too.


Contemplative Outreach Ltd
76.9 MB
Health & Fitness

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014-2017 Contemplative Outreach Ltd.
In-App Purchases
  1. Complete Contemplative Life Program $149.99
  2. Paschal Mystery, A Journey into Redemption and Grace $13.99
  3. Lectio Divina: The Ancient Practice of Praying the Scriptures $13.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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