Oct 31, 2016

Centering Prayer: Be Silent, Be Still

Here’s a centering prayer from Jonny Baker.

st hilda community prayer

be silent
be still
alone empty
before your god
say nothing
ask nothing
be silent
be still
let your god
look upon you
that is all
she knows
she understands
she loves you with
an enormous love
she only wants to
look upon you
with her love
quiet
still
be

~ Worship Trick No. 66 on Jonny Baker’s Worship Tricks website. http://jonnybaker.blogs.com/jonnybaker/worship_tricks/wt67.html 

Update (October 31, 2016):  I've just discovered that the above prayer comes from a poet named Edwina Gateley.  Here's her original poem.


Let Your God Love You

Be silent.
Be still.
Alone.
Empty
Before your God.
Say nothing.
Ask nothing.
Be silent.
Be still.
Let your God look upon you.
That is all.
God knows.
God understands.
God loves you
With an enormous love,
And only wants
To look upon you
With that love.
Quiet.
Still.
Be.

Let your God—
Love you.

~ written by Edwina Gateley. Posted on Journey with Jesus. http://www.journeywithjesus.net/poemsandprayers/