In a book I just finished reading (God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life's Little Detours by Regina Brett) the author told about seeing an easel near a door where a conference on prayer was being held. On that easel someone had dissected Psalm 46 down to its smallest, deepest core. All that was left was the distilled essence of every prayer:
Be still and know that I am God.
Be still and know that I am.
Be still and know.
Lately that has been the prayer I have been praying. In a world of confusion, a world filled with hectic schedules and unanswered questions, I’ve learned that this is quite a peaceful prayer. When anxieties overwhelm me and fears crash upon me like waves upon a defenseless shore, this prayer sustains me. When I need a word of hope this prayer nurtures me. When I want to rush off to the next activity or event on my schedule, this prayer slows me down.
May it be a prayer for each of us as we journey with Christ on the path before us.
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