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Jesus said, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” - Matthew 7:7 (NIV)

After my mother became debilitated with dementia, she came to live with me. Her doctor prescribed medications and supplements, but she continued to decline. Her behavior became increasingly hostile, and eventually she failed to recognize her family. I became exhausted and discouraged.

My constant prayer had been for strength and...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for your compassion and help. Give us the courage to ask you for what we need and want, not just what we think is possible. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Matthew 8:14-17

Thought for the Day

There are no limitations on what God can do.

Prayer Focus

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