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When you fast, put oil on your 
head and wash your face. - Matthew 6:17 (NIV)

Three weeks into my church class on Christian disciplines, I introduced the group to fasting as an important component of prayer life. Then, I gave practical instructions so that they could try fasting during the week and return with stories of their experiences.
When we gathered again, I could hardly...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, throughout this day, help us to choose your way over ours. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 6:16-18

Thought for the Day

I can act on my faith regardless of how I feel.

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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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