Bless the Lord
One of the most important, and often the most difficult, part of prayer is learning to be silent and listen to God. Continuing the analogy of prayer as a conversation with a close friend, think about how difficult a one-sided relationship is. When one person does all the talking and fails to listen well it is extremely difficult for a meaningful relationship to develop.
Silence, however, is harder to maintain than a balanced conversation.
– Living Faith Day by Day by Debra K. Farrington