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Samuel took a stone . . . and named it Ebenezer; for he said, “Thus far the Lord has helped us." - 1 Samuel 7:12 (NRSV)

When I first sang the words, “Here I raise mine Ebenezer; hither by thy help I’m come,”* I had no idea what Ebenezer meant. Then I read today’s scripture and learned that Ebenezer refers to a stone memorial that Samuel built to remind the people how much God had helped...

Today's Prayer
Loving Father, thank you for hearing our prayers. Help us to trust your faithfulness. Amen.

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Today's Reading
1 Samuel 7:8-12

Thought for the Day

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