Now, O my God, let your eyes be open and your ears attentive to the prayer of this place. 2 Chronicles 6:40
When I read this passage from Solomon’s prayer, I can almost hear God’s response – I will if you will.
I have to ask myself –
*How often do I cry out to God to listen to me, then get up off my knees before I have a chance to hear His response.
*How often to I tell someone how my day is going, what good or bad thing happened to me, then turn and walk away before hearing about how they are doing?
*How many times do I pray for myself before I pray for others?
*How often am I too caught up in my own “things” to see what others need from me?
Perhaps I should instead pray for God to open my ears and my eyes and make me more attentive, rather than asking Him to be attentive to me? How about you?