In today’s psalm, we pray that God will guide us, and in the Gospel, Jesus pretty much does exactly that: He lays out the law of Love for how we are to live out our lives. (Luke 6:27-38) This felt like an ask-and-receive moment, and what this makes me realize is how often I ask God for something and then I don’t do what He tells me to do next. Either I don’t continue to follow Him, or I stop short after my prayer and don’t listen for His response.
Heavenly Father, teach me to slow down, to be open to Your will, and to heed Your voice in my heart.
Annie Deddens is a writer and producer. She runs a prayer ministry with her husband, called Pray More Novenas. She has a heart for the sick & suffering, and she writes about living with greater faith (hope & love, too) in this imperfect world as a Catholic wife. You can find out more about her here.