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[Job's friends] sat with him on the ground seven days and seven nights, and no one spoke a word to him, for they saw that his suffering was very great. - Job 2:13 (NRSV)

As my grandfather’s health began declining, I visited him often. When my extended family heard his health had taken a turn for the worse, they all flew into town to see him. This ensured that he would never be alone. We sat in his hospice room in silence, day and...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, help us remember that you are always with us and that we can feel your love through the companionship of others. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Job 1:13-22

Thought for the Day

My presence can remind others that God loves them.

Prayer Focus

Those in declining health


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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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