October 31

O give thanks to the Lord, call on his name, make known his deeds among the peoples. Psalm 105:1

We have seen and do testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Savior of the world. 1 John 4:14

We know that each one of us is a minister of God’s word and deeds; however, we often keep our relationship with God a secret known by few. We need to pray for the courage and passion to share with others our personal relationships with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. His gift of eternal life to each believer is a remarkable undeserved gift. We need to share our relationship with God to all near and far, as we are able to do so.

Today I share a prayer stating the vast reach of our Lord’s caring and which also tells us what to do. This prayer is from The Lutheran Prayer Book.

Lord God, revealed in the preaching of Jesus

     at the seashore,

     in the city and highway,

     in home and upper room,

     in a synagogue and temple,

     in mountain and wilderness,

     to the sick and despondent,

     to sinner and outcast,

     to soldier and ruler,

     to alien and pilgrim,

     to rich and poor;

Because You have commanded us

     to preach Your Gospel to the nations

     to shout it from the housetops,

     to speak it in the light,

     to bring Your peace to all,

     to announce the coming of Your kingdom;

We pray You,

     use our ministers of the word

     to speak judgment ad

     to proclaim forgiveness

     of sins for the salvation of many.

     Amen.

Florence Smallfield