The Contemplative Dimension of the 12 Steps
By Thomas Keating
Session 12: Practice for Daily Life: The Welcoming Prayer
Fr. Thomas was once heard to say that next to Centering Prayer, the Welcoming Prayer is our second most important prayer practice. We have Centering Prayer for an hour a day and the Welcoming Prayer for the other twenty-three. While this video is not a “how to” on the Welcoming Prayer, it provides the conceptual background that underlies the prayer practice—dismantling the emotional programs for happiness.