THE PSALMIST emphasizes that we need to be still to know God. Perhaps this is why our souls yearn for stillness. In their restlessness they long for that silent communion with God for which they are created. Aware of this, Desmond Tutu writes, “Each one of us wants and needs to give ourselves space for quiet.” It is in stillness we come to know what our hearts long for: the Divine Presence alive in us. In this way, we can see the importance of fostering a life of outer and inner stillness.
Pauses for Lent: 40 Words for 40 Days
From page 7 of Pauses for Lent: 40 Words for 40 Days by Trevor Hudson. Copyright © 2015 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
Have you scheduled time to be still today? Share your thoughts.
“Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth.”
—Psalm 46:10, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
Create in me a clean heart, O God.
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