Contemplative songs and simple contemplative practices for these times of social distancing.


Faucet Mishaps and the Potential of Darkness

Meet us in the darkness where we wait for you.
Empty us of everything that is not true.
Laying down what we desire,
We seek the truth beyond the fire.
So meet us in the darkness where we wait for you.


Suscipe - Based on the prayer by Ignatius of Loyola

All I am,
All I have.
You’ve given all
Into my care.
Every single thought,
Every choice I make,
The freedoms I possess,
Come fill them all with love.
Please receive
All I am.
As I receive
All that you are.
I return to you,
All that I hold dear,
To use as you desire,
For I believe in this:

Your grace,
Your love,
Is all that I need.
Your love,
Your grace,
Is enough for me.



Preparing for the Storm with the song Calm Me, O Lord

Calm me, O Lord, as you stilled the storm.
Still me, O Lord,
Keep me from harm.
Let all tumult within me cease,
Enfold me, Lord, in your peace.


Considering Wisdom, with the song A Discerning Heart

I do not seek for wealth or fame,
Endless reaches, great acclaim.
I ask for one thing in your name,
Grant me a discerning heart.

Beyond the knowledge I have learned,
All experiences earned.
See wisdom waits to be affirmed,
Held in a discerning heart.

Wisdom calls, wisdom leads.
Her ways are pleasant,
Her paths are peace.
She is the fruit of the tree of life.
Grown in a discerning heart.

So let my life be fertile soil,
Spirit plant and I will toil,
To tend a crop that will not spoil,
Stored in a discerning heart.

Wisdom calls, wisdom leads.
Her ways are pleasant,
Her paths are peace.
She is the fruit of the tree of life.
Held in a discerning heart.


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