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It came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land. And the word of the Lord came unto [Elijah]. - 1 Kings 17:7-8 (KJV)

One Wednesday morning, my boss beckoned me into his office. Instead of receiving the usual briefing, I received a small severance package. Driving home and holding back tears, I thought about my four-month-old son whose traumatic birth had required heart surgery. The hospital visits and bills for an oxygen tank...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, help us to trust your wisdom in times of drought when the brook dries up so that we build our faith in you and not in ourselves. Amen.

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Today's Reading
1 Kings 17:1-9

Thought for the Day

When the brook dries up, I can rely on God to provide.

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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