Prayer: God of all we give you praise. For all the believers from the past we thank you. For what they have taught us we thank you. Help us spread the faith to others. In Jesus’s name, Amen.
Reading: Psalm 24 (Click to read text)
Stop and GROW: After reading the text, discuss/ponder the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Book of Faith questions, which are part of Camp Mount Luther's GROW Time with campers.
QUESTION 1: What scares, confuses, challenges, or doesn’t make sense to me in this text?
QUESTION 2: What delights me in this text or is my favorite part of the story?
QUESTION 3: What stories or memories does this text stir in me?
QUESTION 4: What is God up to in this text?
Reflection: As All Saints Sunday is approaching I think back to those who have helped me grow in my faith. I particularly think back to my Grandmother, my dad’s mom. She was a very devote believer who would read her Bible faithfully. I have one of her old Bibles that has many of her markings in. She praised God with all her being and brought up her family in faith to do the same. As I read Psalm 24:4-5 I can see my grandmother with clean hands and a pure heart receiving blessings from God. The King of Glory is worthy of praise and the saints that have gone before us have left us many examples of how to praise the Lord and live as faithful followers of God. May we do the same.
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