Conversatio Divina

Part 4 of 7

Circle of Quiet

Stanton Lanier

How blessed the man you train, God, the woman you instruct in your Word, Providing a circle of quiet within the clamor of evil…

— Psalm 94:12-13 (MSG)

01.  Prompt

Do you feel hurried, busy, or like your world is full of noise? Today we’ll pause and allow God to teach us to take a moment to rest in him.

Psalm 94 talks about how God’s truth and instruction bring us peace and security — particularly when we are surrounded by chaos. So often, the hurry and noise of the world drown out the still small voice of God’s truth. But the answer is to still our minds, slow our breathing, and accept God’s gift of grace and peace.

But finding peace is about more than just finding quiet or emptying worries and distractions — we need to fill up on the truth. The power of God’s word is that it brings us back to what is true and shows us a clearer picture of him. Psalm 91 begins with, “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.” Knowing God and being covered by his protection and peace truly begins with slowing down enough to breathe in his truth and character.

Counter noise with a moment of quiet. And as you still your mind and heart, remind yourself

02.  Listening & Reflection

This song is divided into four sections designed to bring moments of peace and quiet. Each section is divided by long rests of 2-3 seconds to help us experience the blessing and refreshment of a “circle of quiet,” which is God’s gift to us when we put our trust and hope in Him.

As you listen, read through Psalm 91:1-2 and remember that dwelling in the shadow of the Almighty is your ultimate refuge and peace. No matter where you are today, you can find a circle of quiet in the shadow of the Almighty.


Stanton Lanier is a pianist, composer, orchestrator, and believer with a vision to Create God Encounters for All Generations through Scripture-inspired instrumental music. He has released 170+ tracks with 14 albums and singles, which are enjoyed by millions of listeners around the world as “life soundtracks” for moments of God’s peace and inspiration. Stanton is always working on new music, and earned his Professional Certificate in Composing and Orchestrating for Film and TV from the Berklee School of Music. In 2004 he founded the non-profit Music to Light the World, which uses his music to offer hope and healing to cancer patients, orphans in Zambia, and others in need. Stanton has performed in 27 U.S. states, Canada, Europe, and Australia, and his music touches five million lives annually across 140 countries through Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Pandora, YouTube, Music Choice Soundscapes, Sirius-XM Spa and more. To learn more visit

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