Psalm 46:10 – Be still

Be still and know

Every night we have a story time and prayer with our children before bed. For the past few years, we’ve been reading missionary biographies together, mostly from the Christian Heroes Then & Now series. Currently we are reading Brother Andrew: God’s Secret Agent by Janet & Geoff Benge. A description of a particular prayer meeting Brother Andrew attended caught my attention. Instead of sharing prayer requests and praying out loud together, this group was silent. Each person spent time “listening” instead. No one prayed out loud until they felt God impressing them to pray specifically about something or for someone.

Too often I find myself rushing through a list of requests. Instead, I want to learn to listen. This takes discipline in our noisy, fast-paced world. I need to be still. I think it’s going to take time for me to learn to be still and listen, but I’m excited about what God is going to show me.

What has God been teaching you lately?


  1. Tracy Krauss on August 24, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    I LOVE the story of Brother Andrew!

    • Ruth L Snyder on August 24, 2015 at 8:23 pm

      I had heard a bit of Brother Andrew’s story before, but I’m learning new things. I love the prayer he prayed about God closing the guards’ eyes 🙂

  2. Cindy Noonan on August 25, 2015 at 4:30 am

    Thanks Ruth. I needed that word: to listen and be quiet in group prayer, as well as my own prayer time.

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