O God, we listen to a lot of people. Some are worth listening to while others are not; give us discernment to know the difference.
But above all, O God, help us to listen to Jesus—to his words, to his actions, to the witness of his entire life—more than we listen to anyone else, regardless of how much they merit our attention.
“The people of Nineveh will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the proclamation of Jonah, and see, something greater than Jonah is here! The queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to listen to the wisdom of Solomon, and see, something greater than Solomon is here!” (Matthew 12:41-42)