Prayer for Silence and Solitude
By Stephen W. Hiemstra
All praise and honor be yours as you announce your presence in silence.
The oceans roar, volcanos explode, and the thunder thunders,
but you sit with us in peace when we are alone,
respecting our silence our hearts,
letting our voices be heard even when we do not speak.
Teach us to be like you.
Do not let us project our anger, our pain, our emptiness on those around us.
Do not let our childish way yield to childish violence.
Let us honor your peace.
Let us mirror your adult attitudes.
That we might one day be adults ourselves.
Through the power of your Holy Spirit and in Jesus’ name, Amen.
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