A prayer by Henri Nouwen

Free me from the many things that occupy and preoccupy me. Help me just to be with you. To pray with you, thank you, and worship you in the breaking of bread. I want to be attentive, more ready to hear you, more willing to understand the mystery of your birth and life, your dying and your rising. Make me still, Lord, make me quiet, and speak to me in the Silence that I may better understand your will for me and our Charge. Amen.