Online Services

  • Virtual and in Person Spiritual Direction – Spiritual direction concerns your relationship with God – observing God’s movement through the circumstances of your life, considering how to respond, and growing in trust that you are indeed a dwelling place for God’s spirit.  Commonly understood, spiritual direction is:
  • A relationship between two persons centered in and open to the work of the Spirit;
  • A time for the seeker to share how one experiences God’s presence or action in one’s life and what seems to be blocking or retarding responsiveness to God’s movements;
  • A relationship through which the seeker opens oneself to accountability for spiritual practice, especially prayer;
  • An opportunity for receiving suggestions which the director deems suitable.
Spiritual Direction is currently available by telephone, online via Zoom or in person at St. Austin Center 2002 S. Wayside, Houston, TX 77023.

Appointment Request Form

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Virtual Introductory Workshop for Centering Prayer

Might God’s Spirit be inviting you into a deeper, more meditative prayer practice?  Consider:  Have you already developed a personal discipline of prayer?  Lately when you settle down to pray, do you simply find yourself tired of the sound of your own voice?  Do you sense an increasing attraction to a place of interior silence?  If this resonates in you, read on.

The Lord is good to those who wait for him,
To the soul who seeks him.
It is good that one should wait quietly
For the salvation of the Lord.

Designed for those who are beginners in the practice or for those who want a refresher.  All participants must register in advance by accessing our website registration process or calling Ruah office.

Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Registration Required for Zoom ID

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Surrendering at a Deeper Level: The Welcoming Prayer Practice

Take Centering Prayer into your daily life.

Saturday,  April 17, 2021 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

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Virtual Group Centering Prayer Sessions

Ruah Center is inviting you to come together with others in Silent Prayer and Contemplation Group.  Every Thursday morning at 10 am via Zoom meeting id # 816 0439 2982

Also, every Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm, via Zoom meeting ID # 831 5433 0062

No registration required for any of them.


Virtual Wednesday Evenings of Prayer

Wednesdays evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Join other seekers for shared prayer and reflection on specific topics. Registration required for Zoom ID.

January 27 – Spiritual Rule of Life
February 17 – The Season of Lent
March 31 – Fully Entering into the Experiencing Holy Week
April 28 – Easter Season
May 26 – Pentecost Today

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Weekly Lenten Reflections

“Preparation for Easter”  What is the deeper invitation?

Wednesdays mornings beginning February 17, 2021 and ending March 31, 2021 from 10 am to 12 noon

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Donation for All Services

We have no set fee for any ministry that Ruah offers.  However, Ruah depends on your individual donations to our ministry.  We ask only that you prayerfully give what you are comfortable giving.  It is only through your generosity that we are able to offer this sacred space to all true seekers of the Divine within them.  

Mail Check to:

Ruah Center
6510 Lawndale
Houston, TX 77023