Prayer for July 28: Please pray with me. God of silence, today we ask for a moment of silence. We live in a world of constant noise and distraction. Silence, when we experience it, often feels unnatural. Yet, it is really often the only thing that makes much sense. Silence our minds and hearts today Lord, even if only for a moment in time. Silence our technology and gadgets. In the space of that moment of silence, open our hearts, our ears, and our eyes to hear and see you – to hear your calling for us and to see how you encounter us. And in hearing and seeing you and your call, open our hearts to being changed by you. Then, prepare us to re-enter the noise and distraction – renewed, refreshed, and ready to go. Ready to touch lives, to share good news, to carry out your call for us in this world. Amen.