Teach Me Silence – Jean Nicolas Grou

My Master and God,

teach me to hold myself in silence before you,

to love you in the depths of my being,

to wait upon you always,

and never to ask anything of you but the fulfilment of my life.

Teach me to let you act in my soul, and form in it the simple prayer

that says little but includes everything.



– Jean Nicolas Grou 1731-1803AA  (a Christian mystic who taught  that healthy prayer should be humble, reverent, loving, confident, and persevering).