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The Welcoming Prayer

On Saturday, March 18, please join us for this third workshop in Contemplative Outreach – Chicago’s Living Wisdom series.

The Welcoming Prayer is a method of consenting to God’s presence and action in our physical and emotional reactions to events and situations in daily life. The purpose of the Welcoming Prayer is to deepen our relationship with God through consenting in the ordinary activities of our day. The Welcoming Prayer helps to dismantle the emotional programs of the false-self system and to heal the wounds of a lifetime by addressing them where they are stored — in the body. It contributes to the process of spiritual transformation initiated in Centering Prayer.

Jim McIlroyJim McElroy has been practicing Centering Prayer since 1996 and has been a commissioned presenter since 2002. Jim has been on the leadership team of 12-Step Outreach since its formation in 2005 and is especially interested in teaching Contemplative Prayer to the recovery community as part of the 12-Steps. He is a former coordinator of Contemplative Outreach of St. Louis and is a Living Flame presenter. Jim is also on the faculty of the Welcoming Prayer for Contemplative Outreach. He works as an Account Executive and part time therapist at a treatment center. He lives with his family in St. Louis, Missouri and has a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling.



The workshop will take place 9:00AM – 4:00PM on Saturday March 18 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Mount Prospect, IL.

Register directly below for The Welcoming Prayer, at a cost of $50.

Questions? Please contact Alan Krema:, 630-369-6624


This event is fully booked.

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