Thursday, April 26, 2007

Help us to hear


The Spirit said to Philip,
"Go and join up with that chariot."
Philip ran up and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet and said,
"Do you understand what you are reading?"
He replied,
"How can I, unless someone instructs me?"
So he invited Philip to get in and sit with him.
—Acts 8: 29-31

Gracious and loving God, you entertain the torrent of petitions we present to you each day, even though we know you are aware of our needs even before we can put them in words. Help us to be just as attentive to what you are saying to us. You speak to us in so many ways, giving comfort but also guiding our lives toward those who need our attention, yet sometimes in our noisy lives we lose our connection to your voice. Lead us to your stillness and help us to hear and heed what you are telling us. Amen.

2 comments:

Songbird said...

Ah. Thank you, God, for that story and this prayer and for our friend, Widening Circles who paired them this day.

revabi said...

Thank you, it is my prayer these days, that I listen more carefully to God.