Speak, Lord

April 8, 2013

Easter season invites us to consider and celebrate where we experience Jesus in our world.  On Sunday’s, we experience Jesus as we celebrate the Eucharist, as we hear the Living Word, as we unpack the Living Word in the homily, and as we gather as a community of believers.  This poem by David Adam, which I found on recent blog I came across, captures the search for the Lord in all things.  Easter celebrates that Jesus remains with us.  Where do you find the Lord speaking to you in your daily life?

In the silence of the stars,
In the quiet of the hills,
In the heaving of the sea,
Speak, Lord.

In the stillness of this room,
In the calming of my mind,
In the longing of my heart,
Speak, Lord.

In the voice of a friend,
In the chatter of a child,
In the words of a stranger,
Speak, Lord.

In the opening of a book,
In the looking of a film,
In the listening to music,
Speak, Lord.

For your servant listens.

David Adam

Becky is an Ignatian-trained spiritual director, retreat facilitator, and writer. She is the author of the Busy Lives and Restless Souls (March 2017, Loyola Press) and The Inner Chapel (April 2020, Loyola Press). She helps others create space to connect faith and everyday life through facilitating retreats and days of reflection, through writing, and through spiritual direction. With nearly twenty years of ministry experience within the Catholic Church, Becky seeks to help others discover God at work in the every day moments of people’s lives by utilizing St. Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises and the many gifts that our Catholic faith and Ignatian Spirituality provide.

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  1. Claudia Uffman

    I like this poem Becky. It serves as a good reminder to look for Him in familiar everyday places and spaces. I really needed this today as I sit in my office amidst piles of paper that need to be filed and processed and classwork that needs to be completed! Thanks for the reminder. XO Aunt C

  2. Becky

    The poem grabs me also. Hope that the paper work and classwork does not overwhelm you too much. I hope you can find God in the normalcy of today!


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