Jesus Brings Calm

Today we will meditate on Scripture, then spend 20 minutes in quiet. 

Find a comfortable space away from intruding noises. A walk, or the seat of your car is fine. Set your phone for a 20 minute timer.

Start your time with the Daily Prayer from Psalm 130:

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord; O Lord, hear my voice.
Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy.

Read Mark 4:35-41 (Jesus Calms the Storm) and in the quiet, let God speak to you.

On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.”  And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

Remain in silence. There is no other purpose other to be alone in God’s presence. 




A simple reflection: What came to your mind during the 20 minutes of quiet?

You can pray: “God, I offer my thoughts of _______ to you today. Amen”


Finish your time with the Daily Prayer from Psalm 130:

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope.
More than watchmen wait for the morning.
More than watchmen wait for the morning.