You wait for us until we are open to You.

We wait for Your word to make us receptive.

Attune us to Your voice, to Your silence.


Speak and bring Your son to us – Jesus, the word of Your peace.

Your word is near, O Lord our God, Your grace is near.

Come to us then, with mildness and power.


Do not let us be deaf to You, but make us receptive and open

To Jesus Christ Your Son, who will come to look for us and save us

Today and every day, for ever and ever.


By Huub Oosterhuis, (b 1933),