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There was a great wind . . . but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a sound of sheer silence. - 1 Kings 19:11-12 (NRSV)

I am an archaeologist and help to monitor construction 
activity in historic zones. One time, I was overseeing 
excavations near downtown. It was noon. Work halted across the busy construction site for lunch. Mighty rock-chewing 
machines rattled to a halt, and silence fell over the site. Because my ears had...

Today's Prayer
O God, quiet our hearts and minds so that we may hear your voice and go where you send us. Amen.

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Today's Reading
1 Kings 19:9-18

Thought for the Day

Silence allows me to hear God’s voice.

Prayer Focus

Those afraid of silence


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