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Moment of Silence Pastoral Prayer

A single tropical green leaf against a white wall.

Can we just sit here for a minute, Holy One?

Some of us are carrying pretty heavy stuff.
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And we could all use a moment of peace.
To count our breath.
To quiet the noise.
To let our spirits be still.
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Perhaps as we sit, we will count our blessings. Name them, one by one.
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When all we have left in us is a moment of silence, help us trust that it is enough. You'll take care of the rest. Amen.

About the Author

Lori Walke

Rev. Lori Walke, a native of the Bible Belt and raised a Baptist, preaches and teaches progressive Christianity as one of the ministers at Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ in Oklahoma City. Lori was a scholarship athlete for Oklahoma State University, where she received her...

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