Friday, January 15, 2010

Homily for Wednesday of the First Week of Ordinary Time

“Speak; Lord for your servant is listening.” These few words taken from the first book of Samuel this morning is enough to give us food for thought. You and I are probably good when comes time to talking to the Lord, however when it comes time to listening now that’s another story. Many people including at times myself fail to let the Lord talk to us. Usually what happens is that we become so preoccupied trying to accomplish this and that we become distracted.
How do we focus in our prayer life? First we need to be determined. We to have determination in our prayer life making sure we set a few moments aside for prayer. Secondly, we need to be persistent! You and I have so much going on in our lives that it is easy for us to become distracted. That is why we cannot lose hope and keep being persistent. Yes there will be times it won’t be easy but our Lord appreciates our faithfulness. “Here I am Lord; I come to do your will.” May we take those words to heart!