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 in enlarge my wonder.

Ted Loder in Men Pray: Voices of Strength, Faith, Healing, Hope and Courage by Editors at Skylight Paths