Reading and Prayer – April 13

Children in the Bible: Samuel

1 Samuel 3:8-10

Then Eli realized that the Lord was calling the boy. So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place. The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” 


Heavenly Father, you called and spoke to Samuel, a young boy living in the house of the Lord. You, who are beyond our understanding, revealed your Word to a child. Lord, open our ears, help us to hear you calling. Help us to answer like Samuel, “Speak, for your servant is listening”. Amen.