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[Jesus] said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” - Mark 16:15 (NIV)

When I was in high school, I wanted to work in a church. I also got pretty good grades. For one of my classmates who wasn’t a believer, those two things — working in a church and being smart — didn’t go together. I still remember a conversation we had...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, help us to recognize ways to be a witness for you each and every day. Amen.

Today's Reading
Mark 1:9-20

Thought for the Day

How can I minister to the people in my life today?

Prayer Focus

To see my work as ministry

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Beatrice Smith delivers copies of The Upper Room daily devotional guide to a retirement home in Cape Town, South Africa. "Residents are delighted to receive the magazine," she says of a recent visit. Learn more about the international editions of The Upper Room here.