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Jesus said, “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.” - Matthew 18:5 (NIV)

One day at church I was very sad over the death of someone in my family. When worship was over, I stepped outside to the church playground. One of the two swings was broken, and the girl who was swinging told her friend that she could have her turn next....

Today's Prayer
Dear God, thank you for comforting us in times of sadness. Help us bring joy to those around us. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Psalm 30:1-5

Thought for the Day

When I show God’s love to others, my sadness turns to joy.

Prayer Focus

Someone who brings me joy


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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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