Day 4

The God Who Remembers

from the reading plan

1 Samuel 1:1-28, 1 Samuel 2:1-11, Isaiah 49:14-16, Hebrews 6:10

Though Scripture contains many written prayers, like those found in the book of Psalms, and many teachings on how to pray, like the parables and sermons in Jesus’s ministry, this reading plan focuses on the prayers offered to God in the narratives of Scripture. Each day we’ll read a narrative that includes a prayer from an individual or group. Their prayers vary in length, type, posture, purpose, and God’s response. The secondary passages explore how the rest of Scripture speaks to the themes demonstrated in the main reading. 

While each account is different, every prayer recorded in Scripture teaches us about the unchanging God who invites us to speak to and hear from Him. These prayers model for us what it can look like to be in conversation with God. As you read, notice the posture and emotions present each day. 

Reading Scripture together is the centerpiece of what we do at He Reads Truth. As we spend time as a community reading Prayers in Scripture together, we encourage you to start by reading the daily Scripture on your own. Then join us here to engage and encourage one another as we respond to what we’ve read in the comments. 

How does the prayer in today’s reading match or not match your expectations of what prayer can be? 

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5 thoughts on "The God Who Remembers"

  1. Toby says:

    What an encouragement that God never forgets us, even when it feels like he has. We had what can now be looked back on as a funny experience earlier this year – my wife and I had been praying concertedly for about 9 months, and the answer seemed to be a no. We were stood in church and the passage preached was James 1, with ‘trials of many kinds’. The band played ‘Blessed be Your Name’ by Matt Redman, and we were both unable to sing, we were crying so much. On the way home from church in the car, we had a really helpful chat and made our peace with the situation. The very next day, we had our answer to prayer. That whole time of crying, and God was smiling down on us, thinking ‘Just wait.’ It taught me a big lesson, that God does really hear our prayers and is kind in the way that He often chooses to answer them.

  2. Tim says:

    Such a great reminder this morning. There is a dichotomy that I find so often in my own thinking. On the one hand I know God answers prayers in miraculous ways. Yet my prayerlessness tells a different tale: if I truly believed that in the depths of my soul, surely I would seek the Lord or make petition of the Lord more frequently. I think it reveals that either somewhere in my heart I have come into agreement with the lie that I don’t really need to pray that much, OR the discipline of prayer really is a challenge! I pray this morning that God would uproot any lie in my heart regarding prayer and that He would ignite a passion in my heart to pray and have hope in my prayers. Thank you Lord for the story of Hannah; your commitment to Israel, even when she was unfaithful; and how you remember me.

  3. Reynold Kremer says:

    What’s happening with He Reads Truth? I still have the opening paragraph for the prayer session showing and the book on Exodus displayed. It’s been that same for days now.

  4. Stephen says:

    Hannah is a good reminder in prayer that God knows when and what we need, his time line not ours.

    Hannah did not deliver herself as Sarah did giving Abraham her servant for a child. It’s so hard to not deliver one’s self. This is something my wife and I frequently ask, “are we delivering ourselves?”

    Toby – brother I’m encouraged by you sharing today. To wait on Gods time.

    Reynold- my scriptures change every day but the exert below has been the same the last three days.. this is my first time ever on this platform so I don’t really know what should or shouldn’t be.

    Have a great day dudes!

  5. KJH says:

    @Reynold Kremer – every once and a while the HRT study does not have a daily devotional but instead has questions to prompt our own reflection and discussion on the Scriptures.

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