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[Stephen] kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. 
And when he had said this, he fell asleep. - Acts 7:60 (KJV)

When I read the story of how Stephen was cast out of the city and stoned to death because of false testimony brought against him, I often wonder how he could still pray for his 
killers. Instead of praying that the Lord would stop the stoning, Stephen asked that their...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, fill me with compassion to pray for those who would do me harm. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Acts of the Apostles 7:55-60

Thought for the Day

Today I can pray for someone who has hurt me.

Prayer Focus

those persecuted for their beliefs


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