During Lent, we often find ourselves searching for silence — searching for moments when our everyday lives intersect with the holy. Let us pray that our souls are attuned to God and experience that divine intervention.
Awake, O my soul; awake and listen. In silence take your place; in prayer pay attention, with dedication and discipline. Speak not a word if revelation is what you seek. Do not test God’s patience. Do not let your own cunning fascinate you. Do not let your own desires distract you. Do not let your own charity engage you. All that is worthy comes from above. But be cautioned: meditation is not a place of escape. Prayer is a divine invitation and obligation where truth invites conflict. Do not bring before the Lord what tops your agenda; allow the Spirit to pull what is necessary from the bottom of your heart and the corners of your soul. If it is the holy you seek, separate yourself and be silent. Awake, O my soul; awake. Empty yourself, and, in the holy presence of God, be filled for the journey this day demands.
Soli Deo Gloria,
Reverend Dr. Conrad C. Sharps