Skip to main content

Five Minute Friday- Listen


This week the word prompt  is listen.

I think a lot of us like to talk and talk and talk and we do not let him speak. We can go on and on then when we feel like it we take off without even letting him say a word. We just talk about our problems, our day and we don't let him talk. Everyone wants a chance to talk especially him. He  wants a turn to talk to you, He has great advice with any situation that you bring up.

Sounds strange?

Well we all do it. We all cut off God from speaking. God LONGS to talk to us once we voice our selves in prayer. We hope that God is listening, but we don't listen after. I have often amazed kids that I teach by telling them that God will talk with them, if they carefully listen. We are all Good and talking during prayer but what about listening? It is a conversation after all. One Person talks then the other responds.

God is wanting to talk to us daily, every time we call on his name, he is awaiting for us to stop and listen. A True prayer is when we raise our selves to God in Soul, Body, Mind and Spirit. When we are truly saying what on our heart-what we really want and need.

So now one question remains:

Do you listen to God???



  1. Thank you for this one. It reminds me of the scripture in Kings about God not being in the fire or the whirlwind, but in the still small voice. I am guessing that He is as hard to hear as we want Him to be.

  2. Visiting from Five Minute Friday....great reminder that prayer is a conversation. Too oven it's one sided, selfish and all about the "me". I receive this reminder to listen. Thank you.


Post a Comment


I hope you enjoyed the Post, and enjoyed the Blog. If you have something you want to say, you are invited to leave a comment below! I love reading all the comment!


Popular posts from this blog

Forgive... Not Seven times but Seventy Seven times

21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.
Matthew 18:21-22 
It's very hard to forgive. Forgiveness is essential to our life here on earth. Jesus gave us the perfect example of forgiveness while he was on earth. Jesus loved us so much that he bore all our sins on the cross that goes before us. Every wrong we have done; every pain has become  A LOT LIGHTER because Jesus bore it before us.
Jesus is asked by his own, disciples, how many times should they forgive. Because they know that they have to forgive, and they know they everyone does wrong, but how much is enough? We need to draw a line right? No.
Jesus tells us that we shouldn't just forgive seven times. He told us to forgive 77 times. Or 77 X 7 times. Which is a more perfect number. Jesus told us that we must forgive has many times that someone does wrong. …

Fishers of Men

I have had the pleasure recently to start teaching again the First Penance and Eucharist at my Parish. It is always  a great time for me to know that I am laying the seeds of God in their heart and knowing that I am preparing them for a once-in-life-time event.  I love seeing the kids who are earnest to learn and who want to be there.

     In todays' Gospel, we are presented with an overview of Jesus life. Jesus does three distinctive things, that Matthew wraps up very quickly. He teaches, proclaims, and heals. These three unfold for us what we can expect from Jesus during his life time.  However, before he begins his own life and mission one thing had to happen- the Death of John the Baptist. John, we know, was the last of the Prophets and his main mission was to make sure people were finally ready for the King  to come. Jesus, therefore, couldn't start until the paths were made straight.

     Jesus mission on earth is the great light that has appeared in the darkness. In…

Feed My Sheep

During this Easter season we are given the opportunity to listen and reflect on the word of God from the Gospel of John. For the third and final time this weekend, we will hear a post-resurrection appearance of Christ to his apostles. It is through these appearances that Christ proves his resurrection, dispels the darkness of doubt in his apostle’s mind, and commissions them to make known the love and joy of these events to the world.

The Gospel this weekend tells us that after the death and resurrection of Christ, the disciples have returned to fishing, as they once did before they followed Christ. These skilled fishermen do not catch anything all night, until a man comes on the shore of the beach and tells them to cast their net on the right side of the boat, and they catch an abundance of fish, that the net should have broke, but it did not. After they caught these fish, the apostles realized that it was the Lord, who has now called them a second time from their job of fishing to …