Today we pray for the grace of listening. We pray that God teaches us to listen — to those around us, to those nearest us, to yourself, to what your body is telling you, to what your soul is telling you.

We pray that God allows us to be QUIET, so that you can listen more.

1. What keeps you from listening nowadays?
2. Offer this/these blocks to God so you can listen more.
3. Spend this time of prayer looking at patterns of people’s acts and behaviour toward you. What are those patterns saying?

Teach Me To Listen
John Veltri, SJ

Teach me to listen, O God, to those nearest me, my family, my friends, my co-workers.
Help me to be aware that no matter what words I hear, the message is, “Accept the person I am. Listen to me.”
Teach me to listen, my caring God, to those far from me– the whisper of the hopeless, the plea of the forgotten, the cry of the anguished.
Teach me to listen, O God my Mother, to myself. Help me to be less afraid to trust the voice inside — in the deepest part of me.
Teach me to listen, Holy Spirit, for your voice — in busyness and in boredom, in certainty and doubt, in noise and in silence.
Teach me, Lord, to listen.
Amen.

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