Prayer for October 28: Please pray with me. God of silence, today we pray for all those who purposefully listen in the midst of noise. We are reminded that without love, we are but loud gongs. Bless all those who listen to the loud gongs. Without listeners, where would we be? We understand that to be understood is one of the most important things that a human seeks and in listening we not only provide that, but also offer pastoral care that so many need. Amen.