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Let him lead me to the banquet hall, and 
let his banner over me be love. - Song of Songs 2:4 (NIV)

I found my toddler on the stairs, contentedly shoving rocks into his mouth. I fished the rocks out and carried him to the table to eat dessert. He didn’t appreciate that. He flailed and screamed, frustrated that I would tear him away from his treasure. But when he finally saw...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, help us to trust in your love. Direct our thoughts and desires toward you and the true joy you offer. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Psalm 37:1-9

Thought for the Day

Today I will let God lead me to the banquet table.

Prayer Focus

For God’s desires to be my desires

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