Every day during Lent, members of Oconee Street UMC will write a Lenten devotional and share with the congregation.
March 10, 2014
by Joel Siebentritt
Be still, and know that I am God.
“If we really want to pray we must first learn to listen, for in the silence of the heart God speaks. And to be able to see that silence, to be able to hear God, we need a clean heart, for a clean heart can see God, can hear God, can listen to God…God is the friend of silence.”
From: Life in the Spirit: Reflections, Meditations, Prayers
Mother Teresa of Calcutta
I count finding silence, a prayerful holy habit too often neglected in my days. I miss it when I don’t make it, find it, sit with it, practice it. Every moment is a sacred moment because God lives in all things, at all times. Can I cleanse my heart and be “silent” so as to hear God in and through the busiest, most distracting hours and days? I don’t know, but I will try.
Prayer: Oh God, make me a listener for your voice, always, everywhere.