the silence of faith

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O Lord, the scripture says
   ‘there is a time for silence and a time for speech.’
Savior, teach me the silence of humility,
    the silence of wisdom,
    the silence of love,
    the silence of perfection,
    the silence that speaks without words,
    the silence of faith.
Lord, teach me to silence my own heart
    that I may listen to the gentle movement of the Holy Spirit within me
    and sense the depths which are of God.

Frankfurt Prayer, 16th Century

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O Lord, my heart is not lifted up;
    my eyes are not raised too high;
I do not occupy myself with things
    too great and too marvelous for me.
But I have calmed and quieted my soul,
    like a weaned child with its mother;
    like a weaned child is my soul within me.

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