“Come to me, all you who are weary and overburdened, and I will give you rest.”
While we all seem to excel at placing our needs before our Heavenly Father, many of us struggle with finding silence to listen to how is responding. Our lives are busy, our pace is often frenetic leaving us little room to hear or see how God is answering our prayers.
Finding a time and a place to stop and silently converse with God is a gift critically important to the growth and development of your relationship with God. Perhaps you can find quiet by the shore, on the airline trail, the Chapel at St. John Fisher or the prayer garden on the back lawn of the church. Stop, try to silent your mind and be present to our Heavenly Father. For many, this might be the most challenging way to communicate with God. However, in any deep relationship there should be more listening than speaking or asking so be patient with yourself and acknowledge that any attempt to be quiet and spend time with Christ is time well spent. We invite you to find a quiet moment and just simply be, that is enough for God.