Barbara W Gorsky
The objective of this project was to determine if participating in centering prayer diminishes the internal stressors caused by traumatic experiences by allowing God's presence to bring healing and transformation. The method was to establish two centering prayer groups meeting for six weeks to engage in centering prayer daily with weekly group meetings. To evaluate the effectiveness of centering prayer practice, pre-centering prayer and post-centering prayer surveys were conducted to determine stress changes noted due to the centering prayer. The findings of this research should encourage churches to find ways to provide quiet, meditative prayer time to allow for God's presence to bring healing and transformation.