Woman of color alone, looking off into the sunset with text vine prayer, be still,

Lord God, everywhere we turn, we see and hear people sharing their every thought.

The world is noisy with the opinions of man—often with nothing useful to say. Many acting as fools who have no pleasure in understanding, only delighting in airing their own opinions.

In these strange days and times, our ears itch for knowledge and insight.

But we spend so much time talking “at” each other. Who is listening to You, Lord?

With our nations in chaos and kingdoms crumbling, You lift your voice to tell us to be still and know that You are God. You will be exalted among the nations and in the earth.

So we look away from self and others to exalt You.

To magnify your name, your power, your word in every circumstance. As your temple, we ask You to fill us with your presence that all the earth would keep silent before You.

And we open wide our mouths asking You to fill them, Lord, so when we speak we add value, not noise. Your words are wisdom and life.

Laying aside all confidence in flesh, we cry out for more of You.

Only You know the way we should go. We look to You for truth in the midst of confusion. And we center our lives around Christ.

Speak Lord, we are listening. It’s in the eternal name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.

Inspired by Psalm 46:10.

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