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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

Children who need heart surgery


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For kids who love God

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