This prayer was adapted from Nouwen’s Open Hands and was in the chapel a few weeks ago:
Speak gently in our silence.
When the loud noises of the outside world,
And the loud inner noises of our fears
Make You seem so far away;
Help us to know that You are still there–
Even when we can barely hear you.
Help us cling to that still, small voice
That says, “Come to me, all you who are
Weak and overburdened,
And I will give you rest–
For I am gentle and humble of heart.”
God, let that loving voice be our guide this day.
May we find rest in Your love,
And bring that love to others.
We ask now for healing
Of body, mind, and spirit,
In Your holy name.