Most Christians want to experience spiritual transformation. But many are frustrated by the limited progress of our spiritual self-improvement efforts. We find our praying burdened by a sense of obligation and failure. But prayer is not merely something we do; prayer is what God does in us. Prayer is not just communication with God; it is communion with God. As we open. By pausing to pray this prayer we stand in a grounded place and allow ourselves to embrace these moments and then let them go. We choose freedom over attachment and control. As Cynthia Bourgeault teaches, this practice of surrender is not passive, but rather it is “the active exercise of a receptive power.”. There is a spiritual danger inherent in Centering Prayer : that one might be led away from Christ rather than toward Him. Many people that I know who. The Welcoming Prayer is a “powerful path for connecting the inner consent of Centering Prayer with the outer requirement of unconditional presence in daily life.” – Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault. Welcoming Prayer is the practice that actively lets go of thoughts and feelings that support the false-self system.. ~ The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Bourgeault For information and resources contact the International Resource Center: CONTEMPLATIVE OUTREACH, LTD. 10 Park Place, 2nd floor, Suite B Butler,.