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After the earthquake [there was] a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire 
a sound of sheer silence. - 1 Kings 19:12 (NRSV)

As a young girl, I expected God’s voice to come booming from parted clouds. But when it never happened, I just assumed that God did not care about me. Today’s reading, however, reminds us that God often speaks to us not in earth-shattering ways but in stillness and quiet. It...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, help us to quiet our hearts so that we may hear you more clearly. Amen.

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Today's Reading
1 Kings 19:11-13

Thought for the Day

I can hear God’s loving voice in moments of silence.

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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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