An Open Ear

Sacrifice and offering you do not desire, but you have given me an open ear. Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required.
Then I said, “Here I am; in the scroll of the book it is written of me.
I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.”
—Psalm 40:6-8
Faithfulness is measured more in my willingness to listen and to change than in my thoughtless adherence to ritual. And God's law is less a book than it is integrity of heart.

Here I am, Lord. Open my ear and write your law on my heart, that I may both hear and remember your Word, even Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen.