This printable provides one verse per day, throughout the month of October, for you (or you and your family) to read, contemplate, and pray.
“The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known. They speak without a sound or word, their voice is never heard. Yet their message has gone throughout the earth, and their words to all the world.”
Psalm 19 begins with David’s contemplation of God’s glory as displayed through creation and the corresponding message it speaks throughout all the earth. So it’s interesting that David concludes this psalm with a prayer concerning his own speech and his own words, when he writes: “May the words of my mouth and the mediation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” (Psalm 19:14)
Just as the heavens “continue to speak,” “making him known,” isn’t it OUR desire to speak and make Him known as well?
Just as the skies declare His glory, don’t WE want to do that, through our lives and our voices?
Just as David wanted his words and heart to join the chorus of all creation, isn’t that OUR greatest longing?
Yet, it doesn’t take long until we realize how short we fall, how quick we are to speak out of turn, how reckless our speech can be, and what damage our words can cause. How we can relate to David’s prayer that our words and meditations (our musings, what we contemplate or “chew on”) would be pleasing to Him!
Therefore, I invite you (or you and your children) to join me for the month of October to contemplate and pray one Scripture a day regarding our speech and words. Through this list of verses, not only will we be reminded that our words are a reflection of our hearts, but we will be reminded of how important the words truly are that we speak to Him AND others.
“O Lord, keep our hearts, keep our eyes, keep our feet, and keep our tongues.”