I know God doesn’t only communicate in the silence. I believe God speaks to us through the whole of our life. But silence creates space for us to practice listening for God so that we may better experience God’s presence in all areas. Silence is a spiritual practice that prepares us to receive mothering as a spiritual practice. It is a practice I need help practicing.
—Lauren Burdette, This Life That Is Ours: Motherhood as Spiritual Practice (Upper Room Books, 2019)
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For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from him.
—Psalm 62:5 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
May I be a river, free of attachments, flowing lavishly and abundantly through the day, moving with your currents, and bringing life and refreshment to my children. Amen.
—Lauren Burdette, This Life That Is Ours
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