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The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. - 1 Samuel 16:7 (NIV)

I was diagnosed with myopia and astigmatism a few years ago. Fellow sufferers know how difficult it is to depend on wearing glasses; but without glasses, everything is blurred and difficult to distinguish. I can see someone in the distance and not recognize who it is, which can be frustrating...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, remove our blinders and help us to see people as you do, with love and compassion. Amen.

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Today's Reading
1 Samuel 16:1-13

Thought for the Day

God cares most about what is in my heart.

Prayer Focus

People with impaired vision


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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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