I read this prayer this morning, and it is inspiring me:
Lord, You love to speak,
even without the need for words.
You listen to our inmost thoughts
and draw our hearts to stillness.
Guard our hearing, Lord;
For listening is the gateway
to the intimate communion
that both we and You are longing for.
You taught us that the pure in heart are blessed,
for they will see God;
make our soul full of eyes
so that we can see and understand Your ways.
One word from You bestows direction
and kindles hope,
so never stop speakingto us.
Even if You have to say the same things
time and time again –
Even if it is not what we wanted to hear,
may we respond in faith and trust
until all that You purpose is accomplished.
As You show us where to go and what to do,
fill our hearts with a compassion
that mirrors Your own –
and may we take the beauty of Your presence wherever we go.