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One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. 
When he finished, one of his disciples said 
to him, “Lord, teach us to pray.” - Luke 11:1 (NIV)

Like the early disciples, I have struggled to know how to pray. I would hear others pray effortlessly about the state of our world and the needs of others, while I seemed to be at a loss for words. I would chastise myself for prayers that sounded to me like...

Today's Prayer
Gracious God, thank you for giving us the perfect prayer — one that is more than enough for us each day. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 6:5-13

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