“And maybe, just maybe, the deepest experience of prayer begins to happen when we, too, learn to be silent. To stop. To pay attention. To offer just one word, or two, to sit in the presence of God, in the anteroom of heaven itself and become prayer. Our very selves, offered on the altar, and then flung back to earth, slivers of shimmering reflected glory, living out that deepest, wildest, most profound prayer of them all:THY WILL BE DONE, ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN. AMEN.” ~Diana Trautwein
From this post: The One Thing That Silences Heaven
Stilled and silent,
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 on the left, 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.
Diana Trautwein says
Thank you, Sandy! I’m honored to be quoted in one of your lovely weekend posts.
Your words fill me up, Diana. Always.
Thank you Sandy and Diana for this sweet reminder that our prayers are powerful. 🙂
When I start to think God is silent, I’ll think of Diana’s post and remember …
Sheila Seiler Lagrand says
Oh, what a treat to find our heart-sister Diana here! Love you, love her . . . thank you for gathering us each weekend. xoxoxo
I remember those first late night (for me) comments that would come through from “diana.” Who could have guessed where those would lead? Love you both.
I love this Sandy. Just what I needed tonight. Letting the small, one word be my prayer…
What I post in this space is what I need, too. Praying He reveals Himself to you–to all of us–in a sweet way this weekend, friend.
I agree 100% with Diana. As we learn how to draw deep into the Kingdom of God that is within us, we truly experience the wonder that is God. Thanks Diana.
Still hearts go deeper, right? Drawing deep with you, Mia.
Patricia (Pollywog Creek) says
Oh….I read Diana’s post last night. Truly beautiful. xox
Beautiful words and thoughts on such an amazing privilege. May I truly enter in as I should.
JoAnne Potter says
One of the sweetest images is the penitent approaching God’s feet in His throneroom. Prayer opens the gates and the incense of our yearnings drifts in….
Michelle DeRusha says
I read that post of Diana’s this week – so glad you quoted here so I got to reflect on it again.
Carol J. Garvin says
“To offer just one word, or two, to sit in the presence of God…” Thanks for these wonderful words from Diana! So often we come before God with all our wants, spewing words of petition. We forget that a conversation also requires listening.
~ linda says
Still…silent… don’t do either enough. But when I do, God is with me. I praise Him for each moment I have with Him. Pondering beautiful thoughts through these words and those of others this morning.
Caring through Christ, ~ linda
I love this Sandy – the beautiful quote and photo. It speaks to my needy heart to day.
I tried linking up – but it isn’t working for me 🙁
I’m sure it’s me!
So much does He long to hear us
He silences the angels
yes, this IS our God!
Jason Stasyszen says
Very cool. I actually made reference to something like this last week in my sermon–that too many are living on a prayer when our Father has invited to live a prayer. Huge difference! Jesus lived a prayer in constant fellowship and communion with the Father and it colored the people He saw and interacted with, the places He went, and set His course. That’s what I want! Thanks Sandra.
Laurie Collett says
So beautiful, Sandra! Reminds me of the Alison Kraus song, Living Prayer. Thanks for hosting & God bless!