To pray in silence is to cherish the presence of the One who is Love Himself.

Silence, all mankind, in the presence of the LORD! for he stirs forth from his holy dwelling.” (Zechariah 2:17)


Her soul maintains a loving gaze,
Upon her King enthroned inside.
Her silence is a gift of praise,
To Him with whom pure hearts abide.

Attending to Love’s silent flow,
Opened and still, her soul awaits
To receive Him — He will bestow
Himself — her deep yearning He sates.

His presence enthrals her whole heart —
Its lesser loves are set aside.
Singular love He will impart;
In silence, Heart with heart abide.

Love is the heart of silence held;
In silence, prayer and presence meld.

May Love Himself flow through us to fill us with His presence as we gaze on Him in loving silence.

(c) Paul Buis, 2004