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Still and small

After the earthquake there was a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice (1 Kings 19:12; KJV).

Be silent before the Sovereign Lord (Zephaniah 1:7; NIV).



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Lord God,

Your voice within
Is still and small,

So we need silent prayer
In which to hear you.

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Too tired

I am weary and worn out, O God (Proverb 30:1; NLT).

Be still, and know that I am God! (Psalm 46:10; NLT).

Be silent before the Sovereign Lord (Zephaniah 1:7; NIV).

 

Father,
I’m too tired

For speech
Or thought,

For praise
Or worship,

Prayer,
Or supplication.

So I can only
Rest before you, Lord,

In stillness,
And in silent contemplation.

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Silent prayer

But when you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door, and pray to your Father in private (Matthew 6:6; NLT).

…I have calmed and quieted myself (Psalm 131:2; NLT).

Be silent before the Sovereign Lord (Zephaniah 1:7; NIV).

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him (Psalm 37:7; NIV).

If only you would listen to his voice today! (Psalm 95:7; NLT).

…the kingdom of God is within you (Luke 17:21; KJV).


Lord,
I’m alone, at last.

I have closed my door,
Then calmed and quieted myself
Before you.

Silent and still,
I wait patiently,
Listening for your voice
Within my soul.

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You never leave me

…God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5; NIV).

Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me (Psalm 23:4; NLT).

Father,
Every day,
I try to draw near you,
Waiting for you in stillness
And in silence.

Sometimes I find you quickly,
Sometimes slowly,
Sometimes not at all.

But in truth,
You never leave me.

So,
Whether I experience your presence
Or not,
I know you are always
Close beside me,
My Lord, and my God.

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Presence

Be still in the presence of the LORD (Psalm 37:7; NLT).

Stand in silence in the presence of the Sovereign LORD (Zephaniah 1:7; NLT).

“How can someone like me, your servant, talk to you, my lord? My strength is gone, and I can hardly breathe” (Daniel 10:17; NLT).


Lord,
You are here.

I’m still,
I’m silent,
And I hardly dare to breathe –
In case I spoil the moment.

Thank you for your presence,
And your love.

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