Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Pause for Prayer: THURSDAY 2/27


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(You may not find yourself in chaos today but you might know someone who longs for the calm and stillness this prayer seeks.  Perhaps you'll pray this for yourself, or for someone else, or forward it to someone who might find it helpful...)
 
 

Blessing in the Chaos
 
To all that is chaotic
in you,
let there come silence.
 

Let there be
a calming
of the clamoring,
a stilling
of the voices that
have laid their claim
on you,
that have made their
home in you,
 

that go with you
even to the
holy places
but will not
let you rest,
will not let you
hear your life
with wholeness
or feel the grace
that fashioned you.
 

Let what distracts you
cease.

Let what divides you 
cease.
Let there come an end
to what diminishes
and demeans,
and let depart
all that keeps you
in its cage.
 

Let there be
an opening
into the quiet
that lies beneath
the chaos,
where you find
the peace
you did not think
possible
and see what shimmers
within the storm.

- Jan Richardson 





 

     
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