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Paul wrote, “As a prisoner for the Lord, . . . I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.” - Ephesians 4:1 (NIV)

I cannot imagine the intense grief my biological grand-father must have felt when my new adopted family picked me up. He knew that it would be the last time he would see me. At just six years old, I was “Grandpa’s girl,” the one he would balance on his hands,...

Today's Prayer
Loving Father, thank you for adopting us as your children. Give us the courage to confess our sins and release them to you. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Ephesians 1:3-14

Thought for the Day

I want to live a life worthy of God’s great love and sacrifice.

Prayer Focus

Someone who has given up a child for adoption


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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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