So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. Romans 10:17
Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. Jeremiah 33:3
Having a conversation to know someone better means we need to be good listeners. Sometimes hearing God speak can be tough because we’re surrounded by distractions. But the more we practice, the better we get tuning out those distractions and focusing on what God is saying. So let’s practice listening! Everyone will sit quietly for one minute with eyes closed. Clear your mind and listen. You might have a word pop into your head. Or a picture or song. Or maybe nothing. The important part is that you are open to listening to His voice. And remember: the Bible assures us that God’s words to us are loving (not mean or hurtful).
Oldest person pray out loud: “God, thank you for being a good listener. Help us to be good listeners, too. What do you want to say to us? Please remove all distractions and help us to hear you.” After one minute is up, everyone say “Amen.” Now take turns sharing what popped up during the minute.
Prayer Dare: Ask God to speak about something specific, i.e. What do you want to say about this week? Or our neighborhood? Etc. And make your listening time two minutes!
Double-Dog Dare: Play this game three days in a row. Look for any connections between what comes up in your listening time. Pray together about the connections. “God, help us to know what these connections mean.” If he’s asking your family to do something, take a step toward doing it.