The Prayer Of Quiet
By: Richard Foster
"I have, O Lord, a noisy heart. And entering outward silence doesn't stop the inner clamor. In fact, it seems only to make it worse. When I am full of activity, the internal noise is only a distant rumble; but when I get still, the rumble amplifies itself. And it is not like the majestic sound of a symphony rising to a grand crescendo; rather, it is the deafening din of clashing pots and clanging pans, what a racket! Worst of all, I feel helpless to hush the interior pandemonium.
Dear Lord Jesus, you once spoke peace to the wind and the waves. Speak Your shalom over my heart. I wait silently...patiently. I receive into the very core of my being Your loving command, 'Peace, be still.' Amen."
I am committing to pray this prayer every day for the next week before entering into my time of worship with my Savior. I don't know about you but sometimes I can't get the expectancy of the day's activities or the grocery list out of my mind when I should be focused on the only thing that actually matters, becoming more intimate with my Heavenly Father!