Bless a Quiet Mind

Bless me a quiet mind
One that’s free of fear
One within Your Presence
To know You’re with me here

Bless me a quiet mind
Of my will release
To find myself within
Your precious gift of peace

Bless me a quiet mind
One that’s free to see
That within this moment
Where you want me to be

Bless me a quiet mind
One that’s free to hear
The whisper of your love
Our great joy to share


He took, blessed, and broke
Then He gave the bread
A miracle to all
Five thousand souls were fed

And for His last supper
Again, He took and blessed
He broke and He gave
His love to friends, professed

The chosen One was blessed
On His cross was broken
God incarnate, given
He is the Word spoken

Walking to Emmaus
With bread of which to share
Took, blessed, broke and gave
Our Lord to them appeared

And so, as His beloved
Through Him, spiritually
Chosen, blessed and broken
And given, let us be

Based upon words by Henri Nouwen

Gift of the Seventh Day

On the seventh day
Which was His day of rest
The angels gave to God
One simple request

We have an idea
Of one more thing to do
Of course, our dear Creator
The choice is up to you

With all that you’ve prepared
Creation all is done
Blessing of the Spirit
How about a gift of fun?

For souls that will doubt You
Something that can’t deny
A random miracle
You paint upon the sky

And so, our God did gather
All colors that we know
With an arch of unity
He stroked a great rainbow

Pages Turn

This day is blessed
A gift not earned
In sunsets view
The page is turned

The story told
As seasons pass
The pages turn
A bit too fast

An epic lived
Our book of life
A path woven
Of joy and strife

A question of
Importance, see
My Lord to choose
To walk with me

Hands Giving Receiving

Hands of giving
Hands receiving
Prayer of sharing
Soul believing

Fist of clenching
Will of mine
Releasing now
To the divine

Need extending
Open now
To grace and peace
Gifts You endow

Sins of shame
Of offer here
Forgiven now
Free and clear

Repeating now
Through open hands
The letting go
The pride of man

Your Great Value

You may not know it
Of your great value
You are God’s beloved
Oh yes, this is true

Or perhaps you did
And you’ve lost your way
It’s time to reclaim
This truth today

A moment of silence
In your special place
To listen in prayer
To His voice of grace

This great joy to share
All the day through
As all souls you meet
They’re His beloved too!

Unto This Moment

I open unto this moment
Surrendering all that is mine
Into the stillness of silence
In Presence of our God divine

Find here the fruit of surrender
Blessed through the will, we release
Which passes all understanding
The precious gift of our Lord’s peace

Flowing is the realization
The sweet gift of heaven to share
That we can’t be closer to God
Than we are right now and right here

Love is the message of living
The knowledge of this wisdom, true
Dwelling of eternal Presence
The kingdom of God is in you

Holding Tight

Clenching fists
Squeezing tight
Holding self
With all our might

In prison deep
We bound our chain
In egos fear
Here we remain

Open now
The hands to show
In freedom of
Our letting go

In finding now
Of joy of seeing
United here
In One of being

Open hands
In One to share
In freedom of
Love everywhere

Sculpt the Clouds

How would one start
Or even try
To sculpt the clouds
Upon the sky

One of water
To begin
Bless the light
Blow the wind

A movement here
Of three in one
And set it free
It’s will be done

And so are we
Of water born
Of Spirits breath
And soul adorned

Let us proclaim
His name on high
For as the clouds
We’re passing by

Return Soul Now

All is silent
All is still
The moment here
Begins to fill

The earth revolves
The weather blows
Creation sings
All nature grows

Through man’s invention
The noises sound
Worries flow
Stress abounds

Return soul now
To seek the center
Of silence still
Through prayer to enter