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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

Thought for the Day

How will scripture guide my prayers today?

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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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