Today’s Prayer

Then the Lord said: Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord; the Lord will pass by. There was a strong and violent wind rending the mountains and crushing rocks before the Lord —but the Lord was not in the wind; after the wind, an earthquake—but the Lord was not in the earthquake; after the earthquake, fire—but the Lord was not in the fire; after the fire, a light silent sound. When he heard this, Elijah hid his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. A voice said to him, Why are you here, Elijah? -1Kings: 11-13

Prayer to Hear God in the Silence

I listen for You, Lord

in the silence of the world

in a child’s footstep

in the miller’s wheel

in the stillness of the lake

and the rising of the sun

there is no smaller sound

than the night

and yet,

you are there

ocean’s thunder is no match

for the sound of Your footsteps in the sand

Your voice roams the deep

where neither light nor sound exist

Your voice rides on the air that I breathe

the tear that I cry

the light that I see

these things

lost in the swirl and hustle

of life around me

are You crying out to me to be still

to wonder

to marvel at your creation

Your voice is the outstretched arm

the open hand

extended in love

I want to find Your voice in the silence

to hear and understand

to believe and to become like You





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