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Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. . . . 
A voice of one calling: “In the wilderness 
prepare the way for the Lord." - Isaiah 40:1, 3 (NIV)

I know how hard it is for me to wait patiently for something. I remember as a child how I longingly looked out the window one day, watching for my cousins to arrive from the east coast. We had exchanged letters and pictures, but we had not met in person....

Today's Prayer
Dear Father, thank you for offering us hope through your son, Jesus. Prepare our hearts this season of Advent. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Isaiah 40:1-5

Thought for the Day

We eagerly anticipate the coming of Jesus the Messiah.

Prayer Focus

Those who need hope


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