L The Lord is good to those who wait and merciful to the soul that seeks patiently for God. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord; to sit alone in silence when the Lord has imposed it… (Lamentations 3:25-26, 28) Let us confess our reluctance to wait for the Lord.
Silence is kept for confession and reflection
L Hear, O LORD,
C Have mercy upon us and be our helper, O Lord. Turn our wailing into dancing and clothe us with joy. (Psalm 30:10-11)
L The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases and God’s mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion," says my soul, "therefore I will hope in God." (Lamentations 3:22-24)