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Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. - Psalm 42:5 (NIV)

One of the first things I learned as a Sunday school teacher is that one child will always cry for their parents. Sunday after Sunday at least one child dissolves into tears after the people who make them feel secure have left the room.
I gently explain to each child...

Today's Prayer
Holy and loving God, strengthen us through your powerful presence in our times of need. Amen.

Today's Reading
Psalms 42:1-5

Thought for the Day

I will seek God’s presence in all that I do.

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