Wednesday, December 3, 2014

a prayer for listening

In humble patience, Lord
I still my hands and close my mouth
I neither covet a meal nor offer a petition
neither build another castle nor lay another plan

In the silence here I rest and wait
until the din in my head  dissipates and
I hear Your voice, My Beloved Creator
until my breath, my heartbeat moves in synchrony to Yours

I discard my distractions, Lord,
for the discomfort of waiting on Your deliverance
You have heard my cries and I am assured that You know,
not with heady knowledge but with an intimate heart,
the way to my soul’s contentment

Like an infant I exist in utter dependence
and total expectancy of  Your provision
for You alone give care to my body, mind and spirit
from my miraculous creation to
my triumphant end here on earth.

offered in response to the story of Zacharias, Luke 1:5-25


  1. beautybeautybeauty.

    I'm reading the John Blasé "Touching Wonder" advent book right now. reminds me of what i read last night.

    such a great piece you've penned - conjures up what i feel, what i need. too.

    1. So glad for the space to breathe during this season. And, thank you!