Peaceful Thoughts: A Quiet Nap


A violent squall came up and waves were breaking over the boat, so that it was already filling up. Jesus was in the stern, asleep on a cushion. They woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” He woke up, rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Quiet! Be still!” The wind ceased and there was great calm. Then he asked them, “Why are you terrified? Do you not yet have faith?”

—Mark 4:37-40



Teach me to be kind

Show me how to be gentle

May I always bring peace to each and every situation

May I never do harm

Let me always be merciful

Let me never judge and never condemn

I need you to teach me, to show me, to encourage me to be more like You

With Your help it is possible.


I believe in You, Father

I trust in You, Jesus

You, Holy Spirit, I know are always loving me

Please let there be peace

Please let all the world be still

Please let all children hope and dream and know that You are God

The God of Kindness, of Gentleness, of Peace, of Mercy, of Forgiveness…

The God of Absolute and Perfect Love

The God who will never forsake us, whose promises are certain and real…

God, You are Love.


Let Your presence calm the waters

For the waves rock and the boat fills

And Noah has already come ashore

You, Lord Jesus, pray upon the mountain, You walk on water, You rest within the storm…

You still all

You question our faith

You tell us to simply ask

You promise that we shall receive more.


And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”

—Luke 17:5


—Howard Hain


3 thoughts on “Peaceful Thoughts: A Quiet Nap

  1. jim

    i BELIEVE, that God helps us to walk in peace, to walk as a blessing to the day we face, I used to work in a large hospital and I would be tired in
    the am going to work. I would deliberately walk on this small patch of grass
    and just thank God for the earth under my feet, and sometimes a bird
    or a Canadian goose would also be there on the grass and they would
    make me laugh… that when i walked into work I FELT MUCH BETTER


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