Praying It: Pay Attention

O Raphael, lead us toward those we are waiting for, those who are waiting for us: Raphael, Angel of happy meeting, lead us by the hand toward those we are looking for. May all our movements be guided by your Light and transfigured with your joy.
-Flannery O’Connor (hat-tip Gretchen Rubin)



St. John the Evangelist

St. Raphael


Luke 12:35-48 – “Gird your loins and light your lamps and be like servants who await their master’s return from a wedding…

Luke 22:45-46 – When he rose from prayer and returned to his disciples, he found them sleeping from grief…

Sirach 6:33 – If you are willing to listen, you can learn; if you pay attention, you can be instructed.

Sirach 11:7-8 – Before investigating, do not find fault; examine first, then criticize. Before listening, do not say a word, interrupt no one in the midst of speaking.


My Soul is Thirsting (Steve Angrisano)

Open My Eyes (Jesse Manibusan)