Reading and Prayer – October 25

Monday, October 25

Reading: Psalm 78:1-7

My people, hear my teaching;

    listen to the words of my mouth. 

I will open my mouth with a parable;

    I will utter hidden things, things from of old— 

things we have heard and known,

    things our ancestors have told us.

We will not hide them from their descendants;

    we will tell the next generation

the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord,

    his power, and the wonders he has done. 

He decreed statutes for Jacob

    and established the law in Israel,

which he commanded our ancestors

    to teach their children,

so the next generation would know them,

    even the children yet to be born,

    and they in turn would tell their children.

Then they would put their trust in God

    and would not forget his deeds

    but would keep his commands.


Dear God, thank you for this day and all the days ahead and behind us. Thank you for giving us everything we have, but help us to remember that we don’t need all of our worldly things. We have you and we know that you died for us, so we know that we don’t need anything but you. Help us to remember that and please help us to be able to hear you and obey you. It can be hard to, but we only need to know that you love us and you will and have done everything we can possibly imagine and more for us. We could never deserve you because we are sinners, so please forgive us and help us to love you. Help us to show your love by reaching out to strangers and showing them your love. Sometimes we feel insignificant, so help us to know that you are and will use us. Help us to remember to never stop loving you. Amen.

-prayer by Hannah Deelstra