Holy God, Loving Father, may I hear you whisper my name. Speak into the stillness of my time with you. Open my mind to understand your words of hope and encouragement. Break down the walls I put up to the warnings you give. Quicken my heart at the mention of your name. Make it known that I am not alone even in solitude. Your still small voice thunders across the crevasses in my soul, binding up the wounds and strengthening my resolve to persevere. Speak truth that your joy may be in me, and that my joy may be full. I sit quietly and know that you are my God, praying in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good and perfect will. Amen.

“These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.” (John 15:11 ESV)