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On silence

I went to a Taizé service on Sunday, and these words were read. They echoed very deeply what I’ve been thinking and feeling about prayer for some time, as you’ll see from my last blog post.

“When we try to express communion with God in words, we rapidly reach the end of our capacities. But in the depths of our being Christ is praying, far more than we imagine. Compared to the immensity of that hidden prayer of Christ in us, our explicit praying dwindles to almost nothing. That is why silence is so essential in discovering the heart of prayer.

Although God never stops trying to communicate with us, God never wants to impose anything on us. Often God’s voice comes as a whisper, in a breath of silence. Remaining in silence in God’s presence, open to the Spirit, is already prayer.”

– Brother Roger of Taizé

One thought on “On silence

  1. Carol Dixon says:

    Beautiful prayer. Brother Roger was such a wonderful Christian – so inspiring. I have never been to Raise but find the music so restful – as I do yours Kathryn. Hope you’re still singing. God bless.

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