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The prudent keep their knowledge to themselves, 
but a fool’s heart blurts out folly. - Proverbs 12:23 (NIV)

“I can’t imagine how you must feel.” The grief my friend experienced when her husband died was palpable, but I 
realized there was nothing I could say to make it better. I’ve found that sometimes the insecurity we feel for not saying the “right” thing can lead us to say...

Today's Prayer
Teach us, Lord, to sit quietly with those who are grieving. Fill us with peace so that we can comfort them in their time of sorrow. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Job 2:11-13

Thought for the Day

Sometimes God’s greatest comfort comes through our silent presence.

Prayer Focus

Those comforting the bereaved


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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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