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When you are disturbed . . . ponder it on your beds, and be silent. . . . I will both lie down and sleep in peace; for you alone, O Lord, make me lie down in safety. - Psalm 4:4, 8 (NRSV)

Many years ago I took my children to study in South Africa because my country was consumed by war. I found them a place to stay and found a pastor who would give them spiritual support. A few years later, when I went back to visit my children, I found...

Today's Prayer
Gracious and merciful God, help us not to be discouraged. Help us to hear and follow your call. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Psalm 4:3-8

Thought for the Day

When I trust in God, I will not be discouraged.

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