Prayer to Achieve Inner Peace

Hi everybody – I’m going to be taking some time off until August (with probably no Internet or email access), so I just wanted to let you know I’ll be turning off the comments until I get back.  I found this prayer in the Catholic Book of Prayers and wanted to share it here, because I think many of us can relate to its content:

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, amid the confusion 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 memory.

Help me to know the magical, 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.

Rhododendron

 I’ll miss you all!  See you in August!