(The following is taken from the Invocation read aloud in my church yesterday.)
God of Love, Fountain of Prayer, we confess that our silence is noisy, our minds filled with distracting chatter, our thoughts focused on problems and our eyes bombarded with temptations. How hard we find it to be still and rest in Your holy and healing presence. And how hard we make it by driving ourselves to busyness and fatigue. God of Love, usher us into Your Holy Presence. Teach us the words to pray and the silences to keep. Refashion our days and hours so we may always walk in constant thanksgiving of Your amazing grace. Amen.
Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting! (Psalm 139:23,24)