Reading and Prayer – October 30

Reading: Deuteronomy 6:4-9

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.  Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.


Dear Lord, we thank you for lots of things, especially love. Thank you for the earth and the sun and moon. Thank you for animals, big and small. Thank you for love, peace, gentleness and hope. We love everything that you made us. We have asked for forgiveness and we now thank you for forgiveness. The fall of your people’s trust is like the fall of leaves, but now you are restoring our trust, like the rise of new leaves in the spring. We hope you know how much we miss your face and hope you know how much we want to hear you say, ‘you’re welcome’. To see your face again would be like receiving a gift for your birthday. We want to thank you for life, love, and sound. There is so much stuff to thank you for that I can’t say it all in one day! We love you so much and some people are nervous to show their love. We need to show you we would like to mend the broken promise. We thank you for showing how much you love us. We thank you for looking down at us and waiting. In the name of the Lord, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

-prayer by Breanne, age 8