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A voice cries out: “In the wilderness 
prepare the way of the Lord.” - Isaiah 40:3 (NRSV)

The tiny church in which I grew up didn’t have a regular minister, so one had to come from another town. The travel was often precarious, and sometimes our visiting pastor was unable to make the trip. Every month we waited, hoping that the pastor would be able to come...

Today's Prayer
Gracious God, we open ourselves once again to welcome your blessed son as our savior and liberator. In his name we pray. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Isaiah 40:1-5

Thought for the Day

What can I do today to prepare the way for the Lord?

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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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