The washer fills as the water gurgles,
The dryer buzzes and pops and spins,
The ceiling fan hums and TV mumbles,
Daytime noises don’t seem to stop.

Ringing telephones and computer screens
Bringing chaos to an orderly world
Stinging retorts and angry meetings
Ending with sadness and distress

When the day ends and the sun sets
When night arrives with its silent shroud
When lights turn off to hide the noise
Listen to hear and then understand.

God speaks in the quiet times
Before the daytime noises start
And again after the noise is put rest
God speaks in the quiet times.

Hear His voice and heed His call
God is the Master of us all.
Pray in the morning to keep His Voice
In your heart through the noise.