Prayer: 1 Samuel 3: 1-20

Here’s a prayer inspired by the call of God to the boy Samuel in 1 Samuel 3: 1-20.  It was written by Richard Bott.

(inspired by 1 Samuel 3: 1-20)

You speak in unexpected places,
and with unexpected voices, God.
And we aren’t always sure how to listen.
We aren’t always sure who to listen to.
We aren’t always sure if we’re really hearing you.
Be blunt with us, please. Be clear.
Give us the challenge
of loving you,
of loving the other,
of loving ourselves.
And help us to live it out!
Because you are God who loves us all,
even when we don’t know where to turn.
In Jesus’ name we ask it. Amen!

~ written by Richard Bott, and posted on Sharing Liturgy.