"Reach down inside me, O God,
and change the gears that race and roar.
In place of turmoil give me peace;
in place of frenzy, give me patience.
Then shall I be more like Jesus,
who taught us to make room for you in our hectic days.
Teach me, O God, to make room for you
in all the events and affairs of my days.
Then I shall find rest.
Then I shall be at peace with myself and with you."
-Norman Shawchuck, A Guide to Prayer for All Who Seek God