Father, our lives are busy and hectic.
The world is loud and our thoughts are louder.
The sounds of joy and laughter,
grief and sadness,
and all the good and bad of life,
form a dull roar within us.
The noise overwhelms,
and we admit that sometimes,
You get drowned out.
Tune us to Your voice,
Your quiet voice,
the sound of silence.
This moment belongs to You.
Our hearts yearn to be filled with Your Spirit.
Help us hear You in the silence.
Help us rest in the silence.
Help us sit awhile and simply be.
We ask this all in the name of Your son, and pray now as He taught us:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be Thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our debts
as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.