Spirituality for Today – Summer 2018 – Volume 22, Issue 4

Thought for the Season
Slow Me Down Lord

Slow me down, Lord.
Ease the pounding of my heart
by the quieting of my mind.
Steady my hurried pace
with a vision of the eternal reach of time.

Give me,
amidst the confusions of the day,
the calmness of the everlasting hills.
Break the tensions of my nerves and muscles
with the soothing music of the singing streams
that live in my memory.
Help me to know the magical
and restoring power of sleep.
Teach me the art of taking minute vacations – of slowing down to look at a flower,
to chat with a friend,
to pat a dog,
to read a few lines from a good book.
Slow me down, Lord,
and inspire me to send my roots
into the soil of life's enduring values
that I may grow toward
the start of my greater destiny.