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Teach us to number our days, that we may 
gain a heart of wisdom. - Psalm 90:12 (NIV)

At the retirement home where I live, I host the birthday dinners. Each month I share with the guests the verse quoted above. A birthday celebration can be a time to take stock of life. How have we grown in God’s grace? Have we learned to love our neighbors as...

Today's Prayer
Gracious God, help us to say yes to your guiding Spirit and to commit ourselves to faithful living in the days and years to come. We pray as Jesus taught us, saying, “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one” (Matt. 6:9-13, NIV). Amen.

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Today's Reading
Psalm 139:1-18

Thought for the Day

Each year of life is an opportunity to grow in the knowledge of God.

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