3/9/04 – Grant us, our God, the capacity to listen – to be sensitive to the feelings of others – to look at the happenings of life without bias or prejudice – to be less anxious about what ‘might be’ and to choose wisely our alternatives. Amen
Dad’s prayer today reminded me of King Solomon’s, yet even he had problems of his own making…700 + wives?!
The Hebrew word for listen, shama, is also translated an understanding heart, and to hear intelligently.
So when the teacher asks her students, “Are you listening to me?” She might also be asking, “Do you hear intelligently?”
When a friend questions if we are really listening to them, it might really mean to have an understanding heart.
May my ‘hearing aid,’ be the Holy Spirit, blowing through the build-up…in my ears, and in my heart.