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I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined 
to me and heard my cry. - Psalm 40:1 (NRSV)

Scripture is filled with people who faced dangers and trials. What was it like for David when he was in the wilderness, fleeing from Saul? Perhaps David was as overwhelmed and frightened as I felt when our oldest son, Steven, was diagnosed with leukemia. Throughout my son’s illness, I prayed...

Today's Prayer
Faithful God, when we are overwhelmed, help us turn to you for help — the way David did. Amen.

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Today's Reading
1 Samuel 26:1-12

Thought for the Day

God is my refuge and source of help.

Prayer Focus

Those with leukemia


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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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