SLOW ME DOWN LORD
by Who wrote this famous prayer poem? See discussion below
Slow me Down (c) SLGilmore
Slow me down Lord
Ease the pounding of my heart
By the quieting of my mind
Steady my hurried pace
With a vision of the eternal reach of time.
Give me amidst the confusion of my day
The calmness of the everlasting hills
Break the tensions of my nerves and muscles
With the soothing music of the singing streams
That live in my memory.
Help me to know
The magical restoring power of sleep
Teach me the art
Of taking minute vacations
Of slowing down to look at a flower
To chat with a friend
To pat a dog
To read a few lines from a good book.
Remind me each day of the fable
Of the hare and the tortoise
That I may know that the race
Is not always to be swift
That there is more to life
Than measuring speed.
Let me look upward
Into the branches of the towering oak
And know that it grew great and strong
Because it grew slowly and well.
Slow me down Lord
And inspire me to send my roots
Deep into the soil
Of life's enduring values
That I may grow towards the stars
Of my enduring destiny.From Butterworth Church service 6th March 2011: Minister, Sandra Wylie
Love and God Bless, Shaun ButlerNote from webmaster of a-spiritual-journey-of-healing.com, Katherine T Owen
Who wrote Slow me Down Lord?
This Slow Me Down Lord poem / prayer previously appeared here with the wrong author.
According to Wikipedia, the poem, Slow me Down Lord, is written by Wilferd Arlan Peterson. This American author published 9 books and wrote for "Science of Mind" magazine.
He wrote regularly about the Art of Living and with his wife Ruth collaborated on inspirational writing, essays and poems.
Further on this thread you will see a suggestion from a visitor that the beautiful prayer poem was written by Holborn.
But the mystery seems to have been solved. It is a Hittite prayer, well known in Turkey. See the comment below, and thank you for all your answers and the popularity of this page.
It seems that whoever wrote Slow me Down Lord Prayer was writing something that God has written on all our hearts.
When we read the poem we recognise the truth in them.
Click here for Psalm 91 as a prayer for peace of mind
Click here for a prayer to be Rooted in God