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Monday, March 30, 2020

Prayer: "When I Don’t Know What to Say to God” by Margaret Silf

You feel the need for prayer, yet, when it comes to the point,
you can’t put your needs, your feelings, your concerns into words.
The good news is our hearts don’t need words.
They have a language of their own, which is the language of God.
If you don’t know what to say, say nothing at all.
Simply be still, with the silence.

The time comes, for all of us, when words fade into silence,
and the silence can open us to the presence of God,
more powerfully than any number of words.
Let the eternal Word receive your silent yearnings.
Listen to the sound of silence.

Source: Margaret Silf, The Gift of Prayer: Embracing the Sacred in the Everyday, pp.94-95.

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