Everybody prays. I pray throughout the day. I wonder if I seem at times, to God, like a babbling fool who says too much. He can communicate with me by giving me thoughts in my mind, beyond my own. He can impart dreams that illustrate His will in situations I am living through. He can impress upon my emotions, His very own. But, if I am talking, I may not be listening. There are some answers I could really use at this time. I think I understand why the monks would embark of times of silence.
Guard your steps as you go to the house of God and draw near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools; for they do not know they are doing evil. Do not be hasty in word or impulsive in thought to bring up a matter in the presence of God. For God is in heaven and you are on the earth; therefore let your words be few. For the dream comes through much effort and the voice of a fool through many words. Ecclesiastes 5:1-3
How could I curtail my words today, so that I might hear Him more clearly? Would fasting from food improve my receptivity to God and His will for my life?
God, as this day begins- I endeavor to listen more than talk. I trust You know all things and me included. Speak, for your servant awaits.