About this Discernment Prayer
Give Me Discerning Eyes is a prayer which asks for God's grace in seeing His will for us and understanding our own hearts. And then it asks us to be able to help others see.
Give Me Discerning Eyes - Discernment Prayer
author of my life,
help me learn to read what you have written on my heart.
Give me discerning eyes
and an untiring spirit
to look within me
in order to understand how to reach outside of me.
And once I have begun to read you aright,
give me the generosity to help others to read you,
to sound you out one letter,
one word of radical giving at a time.
This prayer by St. Anselm of Canturbury is another prayer for trying to understand where God is leading us.
The daily Examen is a practice which helps us understand how God is speaking to us through our everyday experiences.
In this prayer we ask for the grace to patiently wait to hear God's voice.
In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz explains the four rules for discernment. Think of the choice before you and then prayerfully consider 1. Is this a good door? 2. Is this an open door? 3. Is this a wise door? and 4. Is this a door that I want?