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Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his presence continually. - 1 Chronicles 16:11 (NRSV)

In my early days as a Christian, I struggled to understand the importance of prayer. I didn’t see the point, and because of that my spiritual growth suffered.
Over time, I learned that without prayer I didn’t really have a relationship with God. It was absurd to think that I...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, help us to remember that we can pray to you anytime, anywhere, and about anything. Thank you for always listening. As Jesus taught us, we pray, “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one” (Matt. 6:9-13, NIV). Amen.

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1 Chronicles 16:8-13

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