The Value of Silence

At times prayer becomes silent. Peaceful communion with God can do without words. “I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother.” Like the satisfied child who has stopped crying and is in its mother’s arms, so can “my soul be with me” in the presence of God. Prayer then needs no words, maybe not even thoughts. —The Value of Silence, The Community.

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One response to “The Value of Silence

  1. Hey Love,

    This has always been so hard for me to do. I think it takes a great deal of discipline to be able to calm down enough to even be able to do this. We are in a world now where everything is in our face. The noise doesn’t stop and it is constantly changing, so you don’t get bored. We don’t know how to deal with silence. We get uncomfortable in settings where it is quite. I hope at some point I will become comfortable with being in silence with God.

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