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If we confess our sins, [God] is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. - 1 John 1:9 (NIV)

When a dish goes unwashed after a meal, it will likely remain in the sink overnight. Because the food dries firmly on the dish, it takes much longer to clean than a dish that is washed immediately.

The grime left behind on dishes makes me think about the things in...

Today's Prayer
Forgiving God, thank you for cleansing us from our sin. Help us to show your forgiveness to others even as you help us wash the dirt from our lives and our relationships. Amen.

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Today's Reading
1 John 1:5-10

Thought for the Day

Because God has forgiven me, I am free to forgive others.

Prayer Focus

Those struggling to forgive


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