Deuteronomy 4:1, 5–9


Moses exhorts Israel in the Book of Deuteronomy, saying, “Be on your guard and be very careful not to forget the things your own eyes have seen, nor let them slip from your heart as long as you live, but make them known to your children and your children’s children” (4:9). It’s easy to forget the blessings that have come our way. “Without memory we will cease to be ourselves,” Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa says, “we will lose our identity.” By remembering, we proclaim who we are and who God is. We announce the good things he has done. Unlike nostalgia, memory propels us forward, making us confident in the good things to come.


Heavenly Father, thank you for the many gifts and blessings you have given me in this life. Fill my heart with gratitude that I may never forget your goodness. Amen.


Make a list today of ten things God has done for you. Resolve to share one or two items from the list with a family member or a friend.

We look forward to praying with you again tomorrow.