PRAYER & DISCERNMENT
OW DO YOU HEAR God’s call in your life? How do you understand
what you hear?
These questions have been asked throughout the ages and con-
tinue to be asked by all who seek to discern God’s presence and call in their lives.
In scripture there are many examples of people struggling to understand God’s
call to them.
Consider the story of the call of Samuel (1 Sam. 3:1-10). Samuel was a young
boy serving in the temple when he heard a voice calling his name. He assumed
this voice was that of the priest, Eli. Eventually Eli realized that Samuel was hear-
Throughout the ages, people have struggled to understand
God’s call for them. Here are four steps to help you,
beginning with increased awareness.
in prayer is an
essential first step
in discerning how
God is calling you.
BY SISTER ANITA LOUISE LOWE, O.S.B.
Sister Anita Lou-
ise Lowe, O.S.B.
as director of lit-
urgy for her mo-
nity, the Sisters
of St. Benedict
of Ferdinand, In-
diana. She previ-
ously served 10
years in vocation
to answer God’s call