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Elijah said, “The Israelites have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword. I alone am left, and they are seeking my life, to take it away.” - 1 Kings 19:10 (NRSV)

I appreciate the prophet Elijah, not because he performed miracles or challenged false prophets but because he was so honest with God about his fears. In 1 Kings 18, Elijah challenged 450 prophets of Baal to see whose god would light a sacrifice on fire. Baal failed while God succeeded....

Today's Prayer
Thank you, God, for reminding us that even in our weakness, you are willing and able to work through us. Amen.

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Today's Reading
1 Kings 19:1-14

Thought for the Day

God already knows my weaknesses — and loves me anyway.

Prayer Focus

Those who are discouraged


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