Thursday: The Shouters and the Whisperers


Be honest, are you the kind of person who is loud or are you the proverbial church mouse that people don’t notice? In a world where we are bombarded by noise it’s important to hear a Christian voice. That can mean being seen as loud or shouting to be heard. Yet God also speaks through the still small voice as described in the Old Testament. If we spend all our time shouting we can miss the whisper of God.

Pray today for the shouter, that when society needs to hear a Christian voice they would have the courage to speak up. Pray also for the whisperer who can go unheard and be drowned out, that they would keep an ear to the ground so we don’t miss God in all the noise.


God of past, present and future, we seek direction

for the life of our Church and for ourselves,

and remember that all concerns and anxieties

should be placed within Your hand.

Where we have heard Your voice

may we step into the future that appears

with all the uncertainties and unknowns

to be explored.

Keep our eyes open to places of need,

and our ears open to the call

to new ways of being Your people.