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Jesus answered [the tempter], “It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone, but by every word 
that comes from the mouth of God.’” - Matthew 4:4 (NRSV)

Because I was unable to find work or housing after my college graduation, my life was uncertain. Then I re-read Matthew’s account of Jesus’ struggle in the wilderness and my perspective changed. Starved for 
certainty, I began to see 
parallels between Jesus being tempted to satisfy his physical hunger and...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, help us to hear our neighbors’ cries of suffering. May we be witnesses to your mercy for everyone we encounter. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 4:1-11

Thought for the Day

In uncertain times, I can turn to God and to my community of faith.

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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