Yet sometimes we don’t pause to ask God to inspire us and make it clear what he wants us to do.
Here is a short prayer from Father Francis Xavier Lasance and his book With God: A Book of Prayers and Reflections. It is a simple rhyming prayer that can be easily memorized and prayed each time we sit down to read (or listen to) a spiritual book.
God speaks to us through every holy page
Of uninspired or inspired sage.
O listen humbly to each counsel given,
As to a message sent to you from Heaven.