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So we can say with confidence, “The Lord 
is my helper; I will not be afraid. 
What can anyone do to me?” - Hebrews 13:6 (NRSV)

In today’s reading, the battle lines were drawn. For the Israelites the stakes were high; their freedom was the prize. The Philistines stood confidently with Goliath leading them. The Israelites were in a state of turmoil, dismayed and terrified — all except for David, the youngest of Jesse’s sons. David...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, when the odds are stacked against us, help us to stand confidently, knowing that you are at our side. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

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Today's Reading
1 Samuel 17:31-47

Thought for the Day

Like David, I can be confident that God will see me through.

Prayer Focus

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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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