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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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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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