The Word I Need

O Holy One, I hear and say so many words, yet yours is the word I need. Speak now, and help me listen; and, if what I hear is silence, let it quiet me, let it disturb me, let it touch my need, let it break my pride, let it shrink my certainties, let it enlarge my wonder. 

(a prayer from Ted Loder's Guerrillas of Grace; photo by Fa Barboza via

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