A Day Apart on May 9, 2020

Join Mississippi Valley Centering Prayer for a day of healing and forgiveness.

Send a Check for $30.00 to Larry Decker *1785 Hartford ct*Bettendorf, IA 52722 by May 2, 2020..

Forgiveness is one of the major pillars of Christianity as taught by Jesus. But how do we forgive ourselves and others? Mississippi Valley Centering Prayer will be hosting a day away at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat for centering prayer, reflection on the Forgiveness Prayer, and time in nature. Dick Jensen will present and lead discussion on the Forgiveness Prayer, first developed by Mary Mrzowski, one of the pioneers of Contemplative Outreach.

United in Prayer Day 2020

image courtesy of Ron Barnett

Saturday March 21, 2020


There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Gal 3:28

Mississippi Valley Centering Prayer is once more participating in Contemplative Outreach’s Day of Prayer. This year, more than ever, this worldwide day of prayer dedicated to making ourselves, our relationships, and our world whole is needed. Gatherings will be held in both Moline, IL and Burlington, IA.





MVCP Board Members

Board members of Mississippi Valley Centering Prayer posed for a picture at the Welcoming Prayer…Plus retreat at Our Lady of the Prairie in Wheatland last May. Seated in front are Carol Mizeur, Larry Decker, and Marcia Jensen. In the back row are Bonnie Schwenker, Maureen Bennett, and Dick Jensen.

Current officers are Carol Mizeur, Chair; Larry Decker, Treasurer; Bonnie Schwenker, Secretary.

We are here to be of service to those who practice Centering Prayer. Please feel free to contact us for presentations on Centering Prayer, The Welcoming Prayer, The Forgiveness Prayer and Lectio Divina.

Mississippi Valley Centering Prayer has a library of materials related to Centering Prayer and the spiritual journey. Please contact Carol Mizeur at 309-363-1480 or email at camizeur@gmail.com  to borrow materials or inquire about workshops and presentations.

Fall Retreat on October 12, 2019

Our annual fall retreat will once again be held at Our Lady of the Prairie Retreat House on October 12, 2019. The day will include periods of centering prayer, time for quiet reflection and walking the grounds, and a discussion of Wisdom Schools. Marcia Jensen will give a presentation and lead the discussion. She will incorporate chant and gentle motion into the prayer time to give a taste of the wisdom school experience. Cost of the retreat is $30.00. Scholarships are available. For more information and to register, go to our EVENTS page.