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Devote yourselves to prayer, being 
watchful and thankful. - Colossians 4:2 (NIV)

We enjoy entertaining our friend who is a Chinese 
exchange student. He’s enthusiastic about his classes and his time with our American family. However, each 
evening at 7:30 he 
excuses himself, regardless of where he is and what’s going on. Why? He always calls his family in Beijing at 8:00...

Today's Prayer
Thank you, dear God, for the power and privilege of prayer. We need your love as well as your wisdom and guidance daily. Help us to spend more time with you. Amen.

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Today's Reading
John 15:1-11

Thought for the Day

My prayer time with God is too important to miss.

Prayer Focus

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