Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Prayer For Inner Peace

Slow me down, Lord.
Ease my pounding heart.
Quieten my racing mind.
Steady my hurried steps.
Amidst the confusion of my days,
give me the calmness of everlasting hills.
Help me know the restoring power of sleep.

Teach me the art of taking time-off,
of slowing down to look at a flower,
to chat with a friend,
to read a few lines from a good book.

Remind me each day that there is more to life
than increasing its speed.

Let me look into the branches of a towering oak,
and know that it grew tall and strong
because it grew slowly and well.

Slow me down, Lord.
Teach me to be gentle and humble in heart,
and thus I will rest for my soul.

-- Unknown Author



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