Lord of all my days, I come seeking your presence and longing to hear your voice. In a world filled with questions, I desire to be quiet with you. Let your spirit of hope and your promise of peace seep into my heart. Guide my thoughts and align them with yours so that I might know the path I must follow. When the chatter overwhelms my spirit, let me find you in the silence. I know that you will show me the way back to shalom.

I am weary, Merciful One, give me strength to stand firm against the tide that tries to destroy the joy that wants to emerge within me. I do not fear because I trust that you are still here. I believe that you are still at work bringing about healing and comfort. I know you are my refuge in every storm…but Lord, I still want the storm to cease.

Pastor Maria