Prayer of Intimacy

O God, living Truth,
 unite me to Yourself in everlasting love!

Often I am wearied by all I read and hear.
 In You alone is all that I desire and long for.

Therefore let all teachers keep silence,
 and let all creation be still before You;

do You, O Lord, speak alone.

           -Thomas à Kempis

A Prayer for a New Day

Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.

Incline my heart to your words,

and let your speech come upon me as dew upon the grass.

– Thomas á Kempis