How can I respond to the divine call to silence—the language of God?

Read: Entries for January 5 and 6, “Listening to Winter,” Rhythms of Growth: 365 Meditations to Nurture the Soul, pp. 17–20.

Winter Quiet REFLECT


Winter Quiet

Read the Litany for the Silence. What does this stir in you?  Where do you find the most challenges to your own times of silence? Download Litany for the Silence.

Quiet Space CREATE


Quiet Space

Create an inviting space for silence in your home or workplace. Assemble meaningful objects—a candle, cross, picture, prayer beads—whatever reminds you of God’s presence. Notice the holy invitation to spend time there.

The Wellspring Prayer PRAY


Read prayerfully the Wellspring Prayer, based on John 4:13-15. Let it lead you more deeply into the sacred silence. Download the Wellspring Prayer.


Sharing Your Faith:

Daily Respite

Discussion Question
Review the “Fruits of the Spirit” (Galatians 5:22-23). Which of them would you like God to grow in you? Commit to 5 or more minutes of total, trusting silence each day. Trust that the Holy Spirit is planting the unseen seeds of those fruits within your soul. Pray for one another.