By The Reverend Dr. Katie Snipes Lancaster

One of my early memories of experiencing the presence of God was while holding hands in prayer in a dingy church gym: I have no idea what was said, but I know God was there. One of the more powerful experiences of the presence of God in the last year was at a Quaker service of silence: a full hour intentionally with others silently in search of God’s nearness. Maybe you have had similar experiences: silence and human touch have the capacity to, themselves, be prayer. 

I love that this prayer of silence was published in a book (but, isn’t it kinda goofy to write out and publish a prayer of silence?). 

Silence during prayer offers freedom. Silence gives you a chance for you to offer to God the words or wordlessness that you need to express in that moment, while letting those with you at the table do the same.

May God meet you in silence this week.

Let us pray:

Everyone at the table
Join hands for a silent moment
Ending with: 
Amen.