Listening Prayer (7 February 2020)

Morning Encounter:


Pay attention, my children! Follow my advice, and you will be happy. Listen carefully to my instructions, and you will be wise. Come to my home each day and listen to me. You will find happiness. By finding me, you find life, and the Lord will be pleased with you.

(Proverbs 8.32-35)


We are invited to live in an on-going, interactive relationship with God – speaking to God and being spoken to by him. Many times we read of God speaking to people like Abraham, Moses and Samuel. These are not meant to be exceptional stories, but rather they are examples of the normal human life that God intended for all of us. We should be open to the possibility that God may like to speak us personally today.


Invite God to speak to you today. Actively listen and be open to God speaking to you today through Scripture, books, magazines you pick up, music you hear, circumstances or through conversations that take place today.

Midday Meditation

'A man prayed, and at first he thought that prayer was talking. But he became more and more quiet until in the end he realised that prayer is listening.'  (S Kierkegaard)

Evening Reflection:

Our Father, we praise you for the day you gave us! Please guard us tonight and help us wake up ready to be transformed by you tomorrow. Holy Spirit, lead and guide us. We surrender our desire to be in control. Thank you for the joy you produce in us! Amen.

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