Take time to breath deeply before beginning to pray.
Gracious One, we live in a world full of noise – some beautiful like music, some the noises of a hectic and busy world, and some the painful noises of war and violence. In all of this, help us to hear you. May we hear your word for our lives and embrace it fully. May we make time to spend in silence, listening for your loving Spirit to speak to us. And when those around us need to speak about their experiences, may we give them the space and silence to do so. In Christ’s name we pray, AMEN.
Close with the Lord’s Prayer, embracing each word.