Slow me down Lord, ease the pounding of my heart.
Quieten my racing heart, steady my hurried steps.
Amidst the confusion of my days
give me the calmness of the everlasting hills.
Help me to know the magical restoring power of sleep.
Teach me the art of taking time off.
of slowing down to look at a flower, to chat with a friend,
to read a few lines from a good book.
Remind me each day that there is more to life
than increasing its speed.
Let me look upwards into the branches of a towering oak,
and know it grew great and strong
because it grew slowly and well.
Slow me down lord,
Teach me to be gentle and humble of heart
so that I may find rest for my soul.