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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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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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