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The news about [Jesus] spread all the more, 
so that crowds of people came to hear him 
and to be healed of their sicknesses. - Luke 5:15 (NIV)

In today’s reading, we find a man suffering with a painful and (at the time) incurable disease. The effects of leprosy (now called Hansen’s disease) were severe and evident to all. Those who suffered from it endured not only physical pain but isolation from their families and communities. When Jesus...

Today's Prayer
Dear God, thank you for your healing power in our lives. Grant us strength in the face of life’s challenges. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Luke 5:12-15

Thought for the Day

I can find hope for healing in Jesus.

Prayer Focus

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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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