Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Practical Prayer

I am not sure who Frank Colquhoun is but I connected with his prayer:

Make us as ready to listen as we are to talk, ready to listen to your voice in the quietness of our hearts and ready to listen to other people who need a sympathetic ear.

Show us when to open our mouths and when to hold our peace that we may glorify you both in speech and silence through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Too many times my praying is a monologue, me talking to God instead of a dialogue where I stop talking and listen. Sometimes my "listening" to others is simply waiting for my turn to talk.

Lord, help me to listen better--- to you and others.

I found Colquhoun's prayer in The Doubleday Prayer Collection.

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