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Jesus immediately said to [his disciples]: 
“Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” - Matthew 14:27 (NIV)

My two-year-old daughter stood hesitantly on the shore, the Gulf Coast waters inches away from her feet. “I’m scared,” she said adamantly. “It’s okay,” her aunt coaxed, “take just one step.” She took one baby step. “Okay,” said Aunt Nikki, “now just a little deeper.” She took another step and...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, grant us the courage to follow you out into a deeper Christian experience today. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 14:23-31

Thought for the Day

With Christ’s help, we can overcome our fears and insecurity.

Prayer Focus

For Courage


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I join many of those who will pray for you as you seek to discern what you are called to be at this moment. May God grant you the courage to fulfill that calling. May we all open our eyes and see the misery, open our ears and hear the cries of God’s people, and, like God through the Lord Jesus Christ, be incarnate amongst them.” 

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