My Soul Waits: An Offering from Lil Smith

December 16, 2017
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Psalm 62:5 For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from God.
 
Perhaps the single most important part of silence is the space to stop and listen.  
To listen for the deepest desire of my heart.
For God alone my soul waits in silence.
Silence is not just a place of no words.
Silence is also a place of stillness.
For God alone my soul waits in stillness.
If I am still, I can more easily experience the presence of God.
If I am silent, I can more easily hear God’s desire in my heart.
For God alone my should waits with the fullness of my being.
As the labor pains begin, I do not yet know the new miracle that is about to be born.
Yet, I am already in love.
For my hope is from God.
Holy God, in our silence and in our stillness, help us to listen more fully and more deeply to you than we could ever imagine.  In this space may we see the peace you desire for us.  In this space may we sing your praises for hope in the world.  Speak your Holy Love into the silence.  AMEN
(c) 2017 Rev. Lil Smith
Spiritual Director and Supervisor
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A Prayer for Ash Wednesday

February 13, 2013
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Loving God, today begins a season of inner reflection and examination.

Forty days stretch before me and invite me inward to that silent, holy space that holds your Spirit. This special time beckons me to see my life through Christ’s eyes and the truth and reality of your love incarnate.

Grant me the grace to enter the space of these days with anticipation of our meeting.

And, when I open my soul to your presence, let your loving kindness rush over me and seep into the hidden spaces of  my heart.

Amen.

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