Lord, it is night.
The night is for stillness.
Let us be still in God’s presence.
It is night after a long day.
What has been done has been done.
What has not been done has not been done.
Let it be.
~New Zealand Prayer Book, Night Prayer
In the stillness,
Welcome to Still Saturday where we pause after a busy week, move in quiet pilgrimage, maybe linger a while in some still place, and soak in the beauty of images and words. We’d love for you to join us. Get the details above, grab your favorite button, and link up below. We all love to hear if something especially speaks to your heart, but please don’t feel pressured to comment. Simply take some time to gaze long and drink deep.
Oh, how I need these words–“Let it be”. Thank you for this pause, Sandy. Blessings on your weekend my friend.
Blessings on your week, Kris. I hope we all find–no, make–the time to pause between now and the weekend…
jean wise says
There is such peace stopping by here early Saturday am. Thank you for the stillness
I’m grateful that this has become so meaningful for so many. I know I need it.
Oh, the Father’s love for us. If I knew it well, I would know I could cease from all my striving and rest… Thank you for this.
Ahhh, and if we would cease the striving and rest, we’d know His love well.
Patricia (Pollywog Creek) says
Let it be – amen!!! <3
And let it go.
Megan Willome says
I first learned that prayer at Laity Lodge.
Perfect. And for those who don’t know, the current background picture is of the Frio flowing below the Lodge.
Oh, what a beautiful prayer. I love it. Thank you for sharing it.
You’re welcome, Courtney. I love it, too.
April Yamasaki says
I love what you are doing here–it connects very well with my thinking on Sacred Pauses http://bit.ly/UY5cjK and I am glad to join you for Still Saturday. Thanks!
Oh, I’m so, so hushed and happy that you’ve joined us, April. A God thing. I’m sure of it.
Laurie Collett says
Beautiful prayer, Sandy! Thanks for the great post & for hosting & God bless!
Thank you, Laurie. Peace to you.
Cecilia Marie Pulliam says
Beautiful imagery as well as words. It is true. In stillness we hear Him.
Why do we fight the stillness so hard? Because we’re afraid?
Jason Stasyszen says
I have felt that call this week to “be still” and it’s a beautiful thing. Thanks so much, Sandy.
Thanks so much, Jason. I love it when you stop in and link up.
JoAnne Potter says
A sad prayer of resignation, but realistic at the same time. I will think on this.
You think it’s sad, JoAnne? I think it’s a beautiful prayer of release and letting go. 🙂
Sandy~ I just discovered this precious space. I love it already. We all need some stillness in the moving of life. Thank you for this!
Oh, Melissa. I’m so glad to see you here. Yes, sometimes we just need to stop. moving.