Welcome, welcome, welcome.
I welcome everything that comes to me in this moment
because I know it is for my healing.
I welcome all thoughts, feelings, emotions,
persons, situations and conditions.
I let go of my desire for security.
I let go of my desire for approval.
I let go of my desire for control.
I let go of my desire to change any
person, or myself.
I open to the
love and presence of God
the healing action and grace within.
––– Mary Mrozowski, creator of the welcoming prayer practice (see: Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening)
To welcome and to let go is one of the most
radically loving, faith-filled gestures we can make
in each moment of each day.
It is an open-hearted embrace
of all that is in ourselves
and in the world.
— Mary Mrozowski
I am where I need to be.
Everything around me
includes and hides the sacred.
––– Mary Mrozowski
The welcoming prayer is
of ‘letting go’ in the present moment
in the ordinary routines of daily life.
“. . . the ordinary events of daily life
become our practice . . .
The routine of daily life is
the path to holiness for lay folks.
Contemplative prayer is aimed at
transforming daily life with its never-ending
round of ordinary activities.”
— Father Thomas Keating from Open Mind, Open Heart