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Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” At once the man was cured; he 
picked up his mat and walked. - John 5:8-9 (NIV)

When I was baptized at age 38, I thought I would change immediately for the better as a result of my choice to become a Christian: I would always be patient with my kids. I would happily be generous with my time and material goods. I would show kindness to...

Today's Prayer
Giver of life, grant us the courage to embrace the new life you offer and live according to your calling. Amen.

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Today's Reading
John 5:1-9

Thought for the Day

Jesus offers me new life, and then I must live it.

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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