Many of the most beautiful moments that one experiences in life are beyond words. Although profoundly capable of communicating emotions, sentiments, and facts, there are those circumstances which exceed the limitations of language. In the absence of language one is able to communicate more and not less.
Saint Francis of Assisi once emphasized the importance of sharing the Gospel, not through words alone but by action. This action although done in silence is still able to communicate something profound about Jesus' message of love if we are truly rooted in the Gospel.
Things of divine nature demand more than words and exceed the tangible things of this world because they are supernatural and not of this world. The mystery of God does not fit into the confines of our human knowledge and understanding. It requires us to go deeper and to rest in stillness and silence. To pray from ones heart in silence is powerful beyond measure.
In seeking to connect with God we often distract ourselves from this by disrupting the emerging prayer from our hearts with the use of our tongues. While vocal prayer is undoubtedly powerful it must simultaneously be filled with the movings of our heart and soul. In order to experience this fusion we must first spend time in silence. We must take the time to recognize the movements of our interior so that the words we speak to God are born out of the depths of our heart. It is in this manner that we will invite our Lord to truly dwell within us; we will be able to welcome His voice and immeasurable love.
As we seek God's heart through prayer may we constantly surrender ourselves in silence to Him. May we be given the clarity to recognize our need for silence and stillness in order that we may truly further unite with our Lord in prayer.(C.C.)