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I will lie down and fall asleep in peace because 
you alone, Lord, let me live in safety. - Psalm 4:8 (CEB)

My mother enjoys jigsaw puzzles. She starts with the edges and works inward — slowly bringing order to the chaos of small pieces. The process is challenging but satisfying. One puzzle that she worked on didn’t go together properly because each time she got close to finishing a certain part...

Today's Prayer
God of grace, thank you for your promise to deliver us from evil. May your love and mercy guide our actions so we may know your peace each day. Amen.

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Today's Reading
James 4:1-10

Thought for the Day

God wants me to have true peace.

Prayer Focus

To receive God’s peace


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