Reading and Prayer – October 28

Reading: Mark 9:33-37

They came to Capernaum. When he was in the house, he asked them, “What were you arguing about on the road?” But they kept quiet because on the way they had argued about who was the greatest. Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.” He took a little child whom he placed among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them,  “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”

Prayer:

Dear Lord, thank you for everything you gave us from the smallest grain of sand to the greatest mountain. Today we ask for forgiveness. You are like a strong, big lion and we are like a little lamb. We were meant to live happily in your world, but instead we lived bitterly like a mouse in a bitter winter with no food. You saved us but your story isn’t over. It still has many chapters to go. We have waited for 2000 years. Thank you for creation. In the name of the Lord, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

– prayer by Breanne Deelstra, age 8