Centering Prayer: Silence

Here is a beautiful prayer written by the award-winning journalist and best-selling author, Paul Thigpen.


Sometimes You speak, Lord,
in tongues so strange
that I must pray
for grace to obey
without understanding.

    Sometimes You sing
    such a lovely song
    that I must laugh
    at the silly tune
    I thought was wisdom.

        Sometimes You shout
        in a voice so loud
        that I must awake
        and confess again
        that I was sleeping.

            But in this moment
            when silence is Your word to me
            and stillness is my prayer
            I rest within a confidence
            born in the quiet of Your smile:
            I am beloved.

— © 2001 by Paul Thigpen, posted on his website Star of the Sea: Catholic Resources from Paul Thigpen.