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All the earth worships you, sings praises to you, sings praises to your name! - Psalm 66:4 (CEB)

I love the early morning when it is still dark but the pale light of dawn is beginning to show. I rise early and then I listen for the soft, lonely voice of the morning’s first bird. Within a few seconds of the first birdsong, the voice of another bird...

Today's Prayer
O God, we thank you for the beauty of your creation, for the first singing birds, from whom we learn to praise you every morning of every new day. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Psalm 19:1-14

Thought for the Day

“I will awake the dawn. I will give thanks to you, O Lord” (Ps. 57:8-9, NRSV).

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