Jesus said, “I’ve said these things to you so 
that you will have peace in me. In the world 
you have distress. But be encouraged! 
I have conquered the world.” - John 16:33 (CEB)

During my afternoon walks, I enjoy listening to the birds sing, watching the trees sway, and hearing the buzz of activity. However, on this afternoon, the rain poured and my eyes were focused downward on the road. I had never noticed the cracks in the road or the occasional pothole....

Today's Prayer
Dear God, when we are burdened with the stress of this world, help us to realize that you are the great Comforter. Amen.
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Today's Reading
Psalm 40:1-3

Thought for the Day

When I share a kind word, I show the love of Christ.

Prayer Focus

My neighbors

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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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