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Love your enemies and pray for those who 
persecute you, so that you may be children 
of your Father in heaven. - Matthew 5:44-45 (NRSV)

One day, my young daughter came home from school and told me, “My best friend is going to throw a birthday party, and she has already given out the invitations.” I asked her whether she was invited. She answered, “No. My friend said she forgot to invite me. But it’s...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord Jesus, help us to follow your teachings. As you forgive us, help us forgive those who have hurt us. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 18:1-5

Thought for the Day

Jesus, our example, forgave those who hurt him.

Prayer Focus

For my enemies


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