What's Tony Thinking

A Centering, Calming, Prayer


Reader Austin Chinault shared this centering prayer written by Edwina Gateley.  Of it, Austin wrote, “it brings me home every time I meditate upon it on my walk around the pond.”

Be silent.

Be still.

Wait before your God…

Say nothing.

Ask nothing.

Be still…

Let your God look upon you…

That is all.

God knows.

God understands.

God loves you with an enormous love.

God only wants to look upon you with love.


Still. ..


Let your God love you.

Isn’t that wonderful? Thank you Austin.

Some may think such a prayer sentimental or theologically “light.” But if you are in a time of desperation in your life, a time when you’re at or near the end of your rope, this prayer and others like it can be a life preserver in a stormy sea. And even if you aren’t desperate or at the end of your rope, a word of grace is always welcome.

It goes well, as Austin pointed out with the discussion on Monday evening in our current webinar, and with my Lenten practice of listening.

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