"If today you hear his voice,
harden not your hearts."
Today's Psalm 95 in the Liturgy makes this prayer: "Oh that today you would hear his voice."
The first reading from Jeremiah begins with the Lord saying: "This is what I commanded my people: Listen to my voice, then I will be your God and you shall be my people." How do I listen to his voice?
God speaks in silence in the depth of my being. He also speaks to me through people, events, the circumstances of my daily life. "Oh that today I would hear his voice and harden not my heart." I cannot hear his voice with a hardened heart, so I pray for a softer heart open to the sound of his voice wherever he speaks to me today.