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Jesus commanded, “Go into all the world 
and preach the gospel to all creation.” - Mark 16:15 (NIV)

From the walkway above Ipanema Beach near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, I saw a terrible sight. A young man was caught in a fierce riptide and quickly swept out to sea. He swam 
toward shore with all of his might but only exhausted himself. He went under, came up screaming...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, help us to be bold in proclaiming your gospel. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Romans 10:12-15

Thought for the Day

With whom can I share my hope in Christ today?

Prayer Focus

Those reluctant to share the Gospel


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