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The Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height. . . . The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” - 1 Samuel 16:7 (NIV)

On a recent camping trip, I spent some time staring at the stars. At first a light cloud layer made it difficult to see them, but the clouds soon dissipated, leaving a clear panorama with millions of twinkling stars. Living in the city, I’m not used to seeing such a...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, help us to look past stereotypes and see those around us through your eyes. Amen.

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Today's Reading
1 Samuel 16:1-13

Thought for the Day

Each day, I will open my eyes to see others the way God sees them.

Prayer Focus

Those who are stereotyped


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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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