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Prayers : Times of Quietness



Reflective prayers for quiet times

There are many times when it is good to be quiet before the Lord our God. It might be as part of a time of meditation with a church fellowship or friends, in a formal or informal setting, in a building or sat in the quietness of the countryside. It may be a quiet time by ourselves, thinking about our relationship with God, the blessings and struggles along our journeys of faith, and reconnecting with the source of our spiritual strength.

Whatever the reasons, in your often busy days do take time out to be quiet, to hear that gentle whisper of God's Spirit, to be both blessed and strengthened.

"He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters..."
(Psalm 23:2 NIV)

"it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord" (Lam 3:26 NIV)

"Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love." (Psalm 48:9 NIV)

"My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises" (Psalm 119:148)

 

 



Bless the Lord, O my soul,
be still and remember
all the Lord has done;
in our darkness when
his word was our light,
in our gladness when
his joy was our song,
in our weakness when
his touch was our strength,
in our coldness when
his love was our warmth.
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
be still, be still and remember.

Amen




I commit this day
into your hands.
Loving hands,
caring hands,
guiding hands,
healing hands,
guarding hands,
forgiving hands.
Into your hands
I commit this day.

 


 

You are the whisper in the breeze,
calm voice within each storm,
the lamp inside my darkness
and guidance along this road.
You are the hidden treasure.
You are the pearl of great price.
You are the one who occupies
the God-shaped hole within my life,
that no other can ever fill.

 


 

Be the light we walk by
Be the peace we know
Be the truth we hold to
Be the love we show

 


 

However busy I might be,
may there be moments
when I am alone, to think,
to pray, to hear your voice
and know your presence
within and beside me,
through this and every day.

 


 

 

Knowing you are with us
in the ebbs and flows
of our everyday lives,
your Spirit’s presence
within our hearts,
your gentle whisper
guiding our steps,
your warm embrace
when times are hard,
your hands held out
each time we fall.
Knowing you are with us
in our everyday lives
is blessing enough for today.

 


 

 

May your day be blessed
by moments of quietness,
light in your darkness,
strength in your weakness,
grace in your meekness,
joy in your gladness,
peace in your stillness.
May your day be blessed.

 


 

 

May peace flow
as a gentle stream
through your soul,
love’s pure warmth
soften your heart,
and joy in the Lord
shine in your face
and all your words.

 


 

 

God be in you… always
God be in your resting
God be in your waking
God be in your busyness
God be in your quietness
God be in your speaking
God be in your listening
God be in your fullness
God be in your emptiness
God be in your laughing
God be in your weeping
God be in you… always.


 


 

 

Within each day may there be
peace within my busyness,
space where I can rest awhile,
and listen to your gentle voice
before engaging with the world.




 


 

 

You call, and so often,
amid the bustle of our day,
we’re distracted
and fail to hear your voice.
You knock, but our lives
are untidy, unprepared,
and so we pretend
we never heard the sound.
Forgive us, Lord,
who look to you for guidance,
but only on our terms,
- when we call you -
and so often your need of us
is in the ‘now’ of our busy-ness,
which can be ‘inconvenient’.
Forgive us, Lord,
may the door of our hearts
be open, and our ears attuned
for that unexpected call.


 


 

 

God of rising sun
be the warmth that I feel
God of gentle wind
be the air that I breathe
God of refreshing rain
be the cleansing I need
God of sacred space
be the peace that I crave
God of setting sun
be the rest I desire



 


 

 

God of the moment
be in our busyness,
the don’t have time
for anyone moments,
the running around
chasing our tail moments.

God of the moment
be in our solitude,
the time to take stock
and quiet moments,
the stilling our minds
and prayerful moments.

God of the moment
be with us, always.



 


 

 

God of rising sun
be the warmth that I feel
God of gentle wind
be the air that I breathe
God of refreshing rain
be the cleansing I need
God of sacred space
be the peace that I crave
God of setting sun
be the rest I desire



 


 

 


May the blessings of the earth surround you.
Clear paths and firm ground to walk upon,
fresh water and green shoots to sustain you.
May the blessings of the sky surround you.
Rising sun to lighten your journey,
soft rain in due season to refresh you.
May the blessings of heaven surround you.
Angel voices to raise your spirits,
the Father’s arms to lift and embrace you.




 


 

 

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