May I catch your whisper

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1. Father,
May I catch your whisper
In the chatter
Of my mind.

2. Father,
May I sense your presence
In the beating
Of my heart.

3. Father,
May I glimpse your splendour
In the darkness
Of my soul.

4. Father,
May I know your power
In my weakness:
Make me whole.



1. After the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper (1 Kings 19:12; NLT).

The Lord knows people’s thoughts; he knows they are worthless! (Psalm 94:11; NLT).

2. Rejoice in his presence (Psalm 68:4; NLT).

I am oppressed and needy, and my heart beats violently within me (Psalm 109:22; NET).

3. His brilliant splendour fills the heavens (Habakkuk 3:3; NLT).

Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light (Micah 7:8; NLT).

4. The Lord’s hand is powerful (Joshua 4:24; NLT).

In order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh. […] Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:7-9; NIV).

Have compassion on me, Lord, for I am weak. Heal me, O Lord, for my bones are in agony (Psalm 6:2; NLT).

4 thoughts on “May I catch your whisper

  • There are many holy writings on the presence of God, some are masterpieces. In this poem you out do them all in my humble opinion Ruth! “1. Father, May I catch your whisper In the chatter Of my mind.” says it all for me, such an exact yet beautiful line. How busy are our minds that we might miss His still small voice calling us from the depths of our soul. May you know the stirring of His Spirit within you, guiding and sustaining you today my sister.

    • Oh, Alan, you are so generous with your praise and encouragement. Something remarkable happened at church this morning that relates directly to your last sentence, which I’m only just now reading at 12.40. Can I write to you privately about it, please? I won’t be offended if you say no XXXXX

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