Live to Forgive: Starting with Silence

“To foster and maintain a prayerful atmosphere of exterior silence we shall:

  • respect certain times and places of more strict silence

  • move about and work prayerfully, quietly and gently

  • avoid at all costs unnecessary speaking and notice

  • speak, when we have to, softly, gently, saying just what is necessary

  • look forward to profound silence as a holy and precious time, a withdrawal into the living silence of God.”

                                                                            Mother Teresa’s: Everything Starts with Prayer

God in this season of Lent, please forgive me for not being as silent as I need to be in order to hear from you before I speak and before I act. Please help me to move about and work more prayerfully. Please help me to avoid unnecessary speaking and help me to notice more of you in everyone and everything. God please help me to speak more softly and gently, only saying what is necessary and above all else, guide me without interruption to enter into profound silence as a holy and precious time, withdrawing to experience more of you. In Jesus name. Amen!

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