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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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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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