When I come to you in silence
My body can’t be left outside the door;
So I share my pain and sickness with you,
Then I find they trouble me no more.
When I search for you in stillness
Endless thoughts and fantasies hold sway;
So I share my vague distractions with you,
Then I find they slowly drift away.
When I seek you out in private
Painful feelings can’t be pushed aside;
So I share my rage and sorrow with you,
Then I find they quietly subside.
When I wait for you in darkness
Terror sometimes shakes me to the core;
But I share my fear and anguish with you,
Then I let them go, Lord, and adore.
Be silent before the Sovereign Lord (Zephaniah 1:7; NIV).
Be still and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10; NIV).
When you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private (Matthew 6:6; NLT).
Wait for the Lord (Psalm 37:34; NIV).
Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed (Mark 1:35; NIV).
We adore you as the one who is over all things (1 Chronicles 29:11; NLT).