Somehow we’ve been led to believe that praying is always about the words we speak. As you study God’s Word, however, you will discover that it is often our silence that the Lord desires. The prophet Zephaniah wrote, “Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord God…” (Zephaniah 1:7)

As you pray and God begins to fill you, the abundance leaves no more room for words. Yet in your silence you are in total communication with the Lord. You see, God’s presence calms the soul and stills the activities of the flesh.

“How blessed is the person who finds Wisdom, and the person who gains understanding. For Her profit is better than the profit of silver, and Her gain [finer] than gold. She is more precious than jewels; and nothing you desire compares with Her. She is a Tree of Life to those who take hold of Her, and happy are all who hold Her fast.” (Proverbs 3:13-15; 18)