The disciples cried out in panic
when their boat was almost sinking,
aroused from Your slumber
You calmed the storm,
and all was peace again.
Lord, I cry out to You, too,
to arouse You from Your slumber.
Lest the waves overwhelm me,
as it’s all too much to bear.
One minute I can feel fine,
the next I’m struggling to put on a smile.
Lord, calm my storm within.
Let me know Your gentle peace,
like a calm river on a summer’s day.
- Columban Fr. Patrick Sayles