Me: God, thank you for this day. Be with me in all the things I will do today. Bless my family, and guide me that I do all things right.

God: Hush.  Pause.

Me: Huh, What. Is that you God?

God: Yes.

Me: Wow, this is amazing. God, You are so good. Hear my prayer. Bless me, Forgive me for my…

God: Hush.  Pause.

Me: What… oh, ok…………….?????? Ok. God. I’m ready.
God: No you’re not. Hush. Pause. Be still. Listen.

Me: Yes, but..

God: no buts. Just Hush. Pause.

Me: All right, I will. This is so incredible I can hardly believe that you are talking to me.

God: Hush. Pause. Slow down. Think about what you are saying and say it slowly.

Me: Ok, I will slow down. I will be still.

God: Hush. Pause. Say it S L O W L Y. Rest in my love. H U S H.   B E    S T I L L.


God: That’s better. You are starting to understand.




God: Good, do this often. Hush. Pause.  Be still.

Prayer for Serenity

God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time,
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardship as a pathway to peace;
taking, as Jesus did,
this sinful world as it is,
not as I would have it;
trusting that You will make all things right
if I surrender to Your will;
so that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with You forever in the next.

Amen. Reinhold Niebuhr