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Hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. - Romans 5:5 (NIV)

I speak at leadership conferences for businesses and organizations. I like to start my sessions by asking the group a question to spark conversation: If you were going to be deserted on an island all by yourself, what one item would you choose to take with you and why?
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Today's Prayer
Dear God, thank you for your Holy Spirit, our hope in every circumstance. Even when we feel stranded, we know we can trust in you. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Romans 5:1-8

Thought for the Day

God gives me strength to endure all my trials.

Prayer Focus

Someone who feels abandoned


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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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