“With Open Hands” (Henri Nouwen)

Dear God,

Speak gently in my silence.
When the  loud outer noises of my surroundings
and the loud inner noises of my  fears
keep pulling me away from You,
help me to trust that You are  still there
even when I am unable to hear You.
Give me ears to  listen to Your small, soft voice saying:
"Come to Me, you who are  overburdened,
and I will give you rest...
for I am gentle and  humble of heart."
Let that loving voice be my guide.

Amen.
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