In New Wine Wednesday

By Sherry Antonetti 


“Speak Lord, your servant is listening.”  

I thought about how we might try saying this before the Eucharist while in adoration.  How often do we ask God to listen to all we have to say?  I know I often show up to Mass or in the rosary or in prayer with a laundry list of “Honey do’s” for our Lord.   How often have I come before Him and said, “Speak Lord, your servant is listening?” 

“Speak Lord, your servant is listening.” 

It is a request, a begging to hear the voice that is Love, the voice that said: “Let there be light.” And there was light.   That same voice we’re asking to hear spoke to Moses from the bush and said, “I Am Who Am.”   Elisha heard God’s voice in the whisper.   The quieter our heart, the louder God thunders with his still small voice.  We can come to the Lord like Saint Martha, with our anxieties over many things, but we should remember, a quieted heart, willing to listen to Jesus, chooses the better portion.  

“Speak Lord, your servant is listening.”

Requires a docile spirit, willing to do God’s will.  When you ask the Lord to act in your life, He acts. When you ask God to command you, He offers you the opportunity to obey.  The more we obey, the more we discover the bigger infinite nature of God’s plan for our lives.   Asking God to speak, is the first step. 

Willing to do God’s will means being willing to trust the Planner, the One who imagined you into being, the One who loves you more than anyone.   This year, dare to listen to God.  “Speak Lord, your servant is listening.” 


Sherry Antonetti is a Catholic writer and speaker, chronicling both the spiritual lessons she gathers from raising her ten children and the homework God gives her when she doesn’t learn the lesson.  Her work has appeared in the National Catholic Register, Aleteia, and the Catholic Standard.  Email her at


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  • Bev

    Beautiful. I needed to read this this afternoon.
    God Bless

  • Sally

    Love this❤️

  • Laura

    I needed to read this. Thank you for the inspiration!

  • Diane Libucha

    I responded to what I felt in my entire being was a direct call to action to serve someone Jess fortunate. What I don’t understand is why It was put on my heart so strong to act upon, yet my offer was turned down.

    • Allison Gingras

      While I am not God, so I do not know his intentions, What I thought as I read your comment Diane, was perhaps your response was more about your obedience to the prompting than the service… just a thought.

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