What is prayer? Is it only talking to God when you want something or when you are desperate? Is it something you only do when you go to a place of religious belief? In this soul-searching interview with Lisa Garr, originally webcast on October 9, 2014, David Frenette, a senior teacher in the Centering Prayer Movement, explains this contemporary method of contemplative prayer, which was developed by Trappist monks over the past fifty years and has its origins deeply rooted in mystical Christian tradition.
David Frenette is a leader and senior teacher in the Centering Prayer movement. He co-created and co-led a contemplative retreat community and is a spiritual director for clients worldwide. David is a careful student of the Christian mystical life, having pursued it through years of prayer and solitude and, even more importantly, by having his prayer life purified, enriched, and expressed in community and in the service of others.