God, who is stillness.
God, who restores calm.
God, who grants peace.
I feel overwhelmed by the noise both outside and inside my skin.
For the times I need to ride the tumultuous waves
to participate in the work of the Spirit in me, in others, in Your world–
grant me strength to do so.
But for the times those waves can still,
(and may this moment be one of them,
even for a quick beat of rest,)
Give me silence.