Pray to God, allowing for the transformation of your being and feelings. Give to God what you have found in your heart.
Heavenly Father, you speak to me in so many different ways, yet I do not always hear. Oftentimes I wait almost indifferently, leaving the communicating up to you. If you had something to say, I think, you would overwhelm me with a vision or shout with a loud voice. Yet in my waiting, I so rarely set aside time to listen. Help me make time in my daily life to seek after you.
Rather than viewing you as some sort of divine commander who will shout down an order when necessary, grant me the grace to see you as the old friend and loving Father that you are, always willing to speak if I am willing to listen. Thank you for being this kind of God…for being in relationship with me, just as you were for Abraham and Sarah so many thousands of years ago. As Abraham looked towards the future with a hope based in that relationship, so too do I hope in your unending love.
© Abraham and Sarah, Donald Jackson, 2003. The Saint John’s Bible, Order of Saint Benedict, Collegeville, Minnesota. Scripture quotations are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible, Catholic Edition, © 1993, 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.