Grace and Peace to you.
God, how are you speaking to me today?
With what tiny voice,
what weary but persistent voice,
like an resilient widow,
coming to me quietly again and again?
With the silence voice of the heavens,
of the created order—your Word made flesh?
What murmurings stir in my heart,
what subtle leanings, what recurring awareness?
Is there some gratitude, some blessing
that wants me to give it voice?
Is there some compassion that rises in me,
some yearning on behalf of my sisters and brothers?
Is there someone crying out
whom my hearts wants to hear?
Who is on my heart this day?
Might your truth be written already on my heart?
What truth, or insight, or question,
what unspoken wonder emerges from my silence?
What presence grants itself to me?
What invites my presence?
God, this is my faith, and my prayer:
I am listening.
Give me grace to hear.
Copyright © Steve Garnaas-Holmes
October 19, 2010