March 11, 2021
Each day during Lent, I am highlighting a Lenten Word (or phrase) of the Day from the readings of the day. I encourage you to reflect on this word or phrase and incorporate it in your prayers today.
Listen to my voice; then I will be your God and you shall be my people. (Jeremiah 7:23)
LISTEN TO MY VOICE: We have many voices in our head, battling for our attention – the voice of temptation, the voice of desire, the voice of selfishness, the voice of ME-ness. Always struggling to become a priority is the voice of God.
The chances of us completely silencing the other voices are not good. We are, after all, human beings. However, the voices battling in our head are in need of fine-tuning. Our prayer then, especially during the Lenten season, should be to amplify the voice of God.
The voice of God – the message of God – is unchanging, but we need to turn up the volume so it doesn’t get lost in noise of the other voices.