Annette-639693: ‘In The Quiet I Hear God’s Voice Clearly’

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Annette, a single mom, is praying more this Lent

By Annette-639693


My pastor, a Redemptorist, proclaimed in his homily last Sunday that Lent is a time for prayer, almsgiving and asking forgiveness for sins. This is the time of year when I am really aware of my shortcomings, so I go to reconciliation. It cleanses my soul and, afterwards, I always feel light and carefree.

I pray for God’s will in my life each day, that He will lead me to make the right decisions in all matters, big and small. I’ve made a promise this Lent to read about one saint a day to inspire me to become more like Jesus.

Being a single parent, I find great comfort in knowing there were saints such as St. Elizabeth Ann Seton and St. Elizabeth of Hungary, who were also single parents striving to live a holy life.

I’m increasing the amount of time I spend reading Scripture and meditating on His sacred word. I find the best time to read His holy word and pray is in the morning, before my son wakes up. In the quiet and stillness, I can hear His voice more clearly, and it sets my mood in the right direction for the day.

I’m trying to be more prepared when I come across a homeless person; I can give him a ready-made tuna kit. I can also bring food donations to St. Vincent de Paul to feed the poor and clothes that Andrew has outgrown to the Domestic Abuse Shelter.

Although I pray with my son before every meal and before he goes to bed, I’m setting aside a special time for evening prayer together, before piano or choir practice. When Easter arrives and we celebrate our Lord’s resurrection, I’ll have a deeper appreciation for His loving sacrifice.


Reflection question: When do you hear God’s voice most clearly?



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3 Comments

  1. Benjamin-842975 July 8, 2013 Reply

    Greetings, Annette. Thank you so much for writing this article and I am proud of you that your article was posted on this blog. I am so glad I met you. God brought us together. It seems everything fell in place for us to find each other as soul mates. It is fitting you would write such a spiritual devotion. It is one of many attributes you have that attracts me to you. I am so glad we are together for the rest of our lives, Special One. Love always, Ben oxoxoxox

  2. Mirek-742161 February 11, 2012 Reply

    I liked it 🙂
    I think you’re right… I can hear him better in the morning, while all the world still sleeps.
    Later in the day, I’ve had too many things that happened and stirred up my mind.

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