Centering Prayers is a collection of inspired prayers crafted as brief preludes or postludes to periods of personal, contemplative prayer. Each radiates Gods love. Tailored for the seasons and months of the year, they integrate a spiritual theology with certain mystical depth. You will want to read them slowly and pray them quietly, one day at a time. "In Daily Companion, Peter Haas offers intimate prayers that rest on the deep rooted tradition of his faith. His vulnerability and longing lead you to your own journey. His fearless asking: Strengthen me in love. Draw me into your life, draw you to deeper places. He acknowledges, You are the shadow that crosses near in the silence of prayer. Praying these prayers with Haas becomes a daily chant reminiscent of those in monasteries the world over, kneeling in prayer in the silent hours before dawn." Paula D'Arcy Author of Gift of the Red Bird, Waking Up to This Day
Peter Traben Haas serves as senior pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church in the Cedar Valley of Iowa and a lay associate in formation at New Melleray Abbey. He earned his MDiv from Princeton Seminary. Hes a certified Centering Prayer instructor, founder of ContemplativeChristians.com, and has been described as a Protestant Merton for the postmodern era and a compelling new voice in the world of Centering Prayer.